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unsound

Business of doubtful financial or commercial viability

unsound

Descriptive of a plaster, slaked lime, cement, or other mortar which contains particles that may expand.
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My hour of favor was over; I found myself lumped along with Kurtz as a partisan of methods for which the time was not ripe: I was unsound! Ah!
She needed the theory to explain a certain moral irritation by which she was often visited; though, if this explanation was unsound, a deeper analyst than I must give the right one.
Casaubon as to the unsound opinions of Middleton concerning the relations of Judaism and Catholicism; and passed easily to a half-enthusiastic half-playful picture of the enjoyment he got out of the very miscellaneousness of Rome, which made the mind flexible with constant comparison, and saved you from seeing the world's ages as a set of box-like partitions without vital connection.
I could afford to ignore the insolent asides, however, where the apparent contention was so manifestly unsound.
He was hardly ever seen at lectures; the authorities had marked him as "restless" and "unsound "--very bad notes.
Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents' beds, unerringly I rush!
--But if I wake thee not to death, old man, who can tell to what unsounded deeps Starbuck's body this day week may sink, with all the crew!
[USA], Aug 30 (ANI): Actor Anna Kendrick will soon treat her fans with the upcoming independent crime thriller 'Unsound'.
A spokesman said a 16-year-old boy, Mohamad Danial Hakim Yusof, drowned in the pool of a disused quarry near here and a 45-year-old man of unsound mind drowned in a fishing pond in Machang Bubok, Bukit Mertajam.
The Petition, numbered EPT/LAG/GOV/2/2019, alleges that Sanwo-Olu has a criminal record in the United States, is of unsound mind and should be disqualified by the Tribunal to be sworn-in as Governor.
In March last year, family of Mehboob had got his execution suspended from the AJK High Court on the plea that he was of 'unsound mind.'
Summary: Airline says woman passenger 'was found to be in a mentally unsound state"