unsoundness

noun
un·sound·ness | \ˌən-ˈsau̇n(d)-nəs \

Definition of unsoundness 

1 : the quality or state of being unsound

2 : something (such as a disease, injury, or defect) that causes one to be unsound

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of unsoundness in a Sentence

the overall unsoundness of her health in her last years greatly limited what she could do

Recent Examples on the Web

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes near the Oroville Dam, because of the threat of imminent flooding due to structural unsoundness. Mercury News Readers, The Mercury News, "Feb. 15 letters: Oroville shows California’s misplaced priorities," 14 Feb. 2017 In 2015, 66 trees were removed by city crews because of poor health or unsoundness. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "New Oaks for Land Park – along with some tender loving care," 5 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unsoundness.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unsoundness

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unsoundness

Share unsoundness

Dictionary Entries near unsoundness

unsound

unsoundable

unsounded

unsoundness

unsourced

unsoured

unsown

Statistics for unsoundness

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unsoundness

The first known use of unsoundness was in 1586

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on unsoundness

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unsoundness

Comments on unsoundness

What made you want to look up unsoundness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!