The church was structurally unsound. Shaky Our house will remain on shaky foundations unless the architect sorts out the basement.
Weak The animals escaped through a weak spot in the fence. Ailing A rise in overseas sales is good news for the ailing economy.
Rickety, flimsy, shaky, wobbly, unstable, pottery, defective, disintegrating, crumbling, decaying, broken, broken-down, damaged, rotten, ramshackle, insubstantial, jerrybuilt, unsafe, unreliable, dangerous View synonyms 1.1 Not based on sound evidence or reasoning and therefore unreliable or unacceptable.
‘See You Then was an unsound horse sympathetically trained by Nicky Henderson who also won the Champion Hurdle three times in a row.’ ‘The Del Mar stewards reported that the Slew City Slew gelding appeared to be unsound in his right front leg after the race but on Monday trainer Doug O'Neill said the four-year-old had bounced back.’ ‘She has some scars on her hind legs that cause her to be unsound, but does not appear to be in pain.’ ‘The horses are monitored by veterinarians throughout the ride at pre-determined check points and will be withdrawn from the ride if they are judged to be unsound or metabolically unfit.’ Printer Friendly Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Not true or logically valid; fallacious: an unsound conclusion. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brain sick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, wrong. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
“I consider, and I have embodied my views in a note on the subject, that in our day these immense salaries are evidence of the unsound economic cassette of our finances. 'Without doubt,' he exclaimed, hotly. I made his honor my most humble acknowledgments for the good opinion he was pleased to conceive of me, but assured him at the same time, “that my birth was of the lower sort, having been born of plain honest parents, who were just able to give me a tolerable education; that nobility, among us, was altogether a different thing from the idea he had of it; that our young noblemen are bred from their childhood in idleness and luxury; that, as soon as years will permit, they consume their vigor, and contract odious diseases among lewd females; and when their fortunes are almost ruined, they marry some woman of mean birth, disagreeable person, and unsound constitution (merely for the sake of money), whom they hate and despise. If, then, a man should make this exception and contend that statements and opinions are capable of admitting contrary qualities, his contention is unsound.
These findings are robust but the developmental processes underlying the connections between peer victimization and psychopathology remain unclear. Worthwhile results obtained from this framework must be robust enough to be independent of small numerical differences, which may be without real significance.
Synonyms: civil, complaisant, benign, gracious, genial, urbane, cordial. Antonyms: curt, brusque, rude, boorish, surly.
Antonyms: gainsay, controvert, recant, rescind, abjure, disavow. Synonyms: sedulous, attentive, diligent, indefatigable.
Synonym: ascribe (noun): An inherent quality -Generosity was his outstanding attribute. Synonyms: veritable, bona fide.
Synonyms: mild, suave (affable or persuasive in manner), soothing, non-irritating. Antonyms: piquant, tart, racy, caustic, acrid, pungent.
Synonyms: artless, ingenuous, unbiased. Synonyms: petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful.
Synonyms: fickle, fitful, changeable, erratic, inconstant, crotchety, whimsical, mercurial. Synonyms: hypercritical, carping, caviling, censorious.
An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country. Synonyms: duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge.
Synonyms: prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary. Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foolhardy, temerarious, headstrong.
Synonyms: solicit, supplicate, beseech, implore, importune; (adj.) Synonyms: fleeting, transitory, transient, evanescent.
ERRATIC: Irresponsible, eccentric; lacking a fixed purpose erratic behavior, reflecting his queer ideas. Synonyms: questionable, reprehensible, censurable.
Synonyms: probity, uprightness, incorruptibility. INVECTIVE): To speak angrily or bitterly-inveighed against economic discrimination.
JETTISON: To throw overboard (as cargo); to throw off (as a burden or something in the way)- jettisoned their old candidate as a political liability. Synonyms: discreet, politic, discerning.
Antonyms: parsimonious, niggardly, frugal, penurious. Synonyms: pellucid, perspicuous, intelligible, limpid, luminous, translucent.
Synonyms: sulky, crabbed, sullen, splenetic, saturnine. Synonyms: checkered (referring to a varied career), piebald, variegated, diverse, heterogeneous.
Synonyms: obdurate, tenacious, persistent, persevering, intractable, inflexible. Synonyms: headstrong, Broward, refractory, wayward, fractious.
Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake. WHIMSICAL): A sudden notion or passing fancy -frequently acted on the whim of the moment.
Synonyms: caprice, vagary, crotchet. ZEALOUS (noun: ZEALOT: fanatic): Full of enthusiasm or eagerness -a zealous student, first in his class.