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unscientific

[ uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik ]
/ ˌʌn saɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk /
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adjective

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.

RELATED WORDS

illogical, irrational, impulsive

Nearby words

unsayable, unscathed, unscented, unscheduled, unschooled, unscientific, unscramble, unscrambler, unscratched, unscreened, unscrew

Origin of unscientific

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

/ (ˌʌnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk) /

adjective

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