[uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik]
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  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

First recorded in 1765–75; un-1 + scientific
Related formsun·sci·en·tif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for unscientific

illogical, irrational, impulsive

Examples from the Web for unscientific

Contemporary Examples of unscientific

Historical Examples of unscientific

  • 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


  1. not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
  2. ignorant of science
Derived Formsunscientifically, adverb
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