Definition of unsoundness in US English:

unsoundness

noun

  • See unsound

    • ‘There was also a wide variation in the psychiatric opinions expressed by the six psychiatrists, with some being strongly in favour of a defence of unsoundness of mind and others being strongly against.’
    • ‘For example, if after the solemnization of the marriage it is found that the groom could not have given his valid consent because of the unsoundness of his mind, the woman can get the marriage nullified through the court.’
    • ‘The couple decided to put in a new kitchen, only to uncover major problems with the floor pointing to fundamental structural unsoundness.’
    • ‘The unsoundness of such reasoning can easily be brought into focus by considering the fact that historically, and in some places even today, the infant mortality rate has been very high.’
    • ‘The root of the problem is the inherent unsoundness of State-granted guarantees to firms against market failure.’

Pronunciation

unsoundness

/ˌənˈsoun(d)nəs//ˌənˈsaʊn(d)nəs/