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unscientific

[uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌʌn saɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
not scientific; not employed in science:
an unscientific measuring device.
2.
not conforming to the principles or methods of science:
an unscientific approach to a problem.
3.
not demonstrating scientific knowledge or scientific methods:
an unscientific report.
Origin of unscientific
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; un-1 + scientific
Related forms
unscientifically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unscientific
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  • Who shall say that the mysteries of life and death are unscientific?

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
  • Such a view, it need not be urged, reflects an unscientific state of mind.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • The luxuriant mythology of the early Greeks was not unscientific.

  • To these must be added the unscientific way of dealing with lies:—viz.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • To say that another symptom will replace the pain is unscientific—and untrue.

British Dictionary definitions for unscientific

unscientific

/ˌʌnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk/
adjective
1.
not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
2.
ignorant of science
Derived Forms
unscientifically, adverb
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