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[uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌʌn saɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/
not scientific; not employed in science:
an unscientific measuring device.
not conforming to the principles or methods of science:
an unscientific approach to a problem.
not demonstrating scientific knowledge or scientific methods:
an unscientific report.
Origin of unscientific
First recorded in 1765-75; un-1 + scientific
Related forms
unscientifically, adverb Unabridged
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  • The elder, in consequence of his experience in arms and his address, easily mastered the unscientific efforts of the younger.

  • It is unscientific, and if you are superstitious you are considered ignorant and laughed at.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • Mrs. Twist, with the average woman's unscientific and morbid interest in such illness, sickened her still more.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • In brief, he did not conform to the unscientific idea of what a scientific man must be like.

    Marge Askinforit Barry Pain
  • The Council, therefore, held the preparation to be irrational and unscientific.

British Dictionary definitions for unscientific


not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
ignorant of science
Derived Forms
unscientifically, adverb
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