[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM unscientific

un·sci·en·tif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unscientific

/ (ˌʌnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /


not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
ignorant of science

Derived forms of unscientific

unscientifically, adverb
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