Definition of unscientific in English:


Line breaks: un|sci¦en¦tif¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnsʌɪənˈtɪfɪk


  • 1Not in accordance with scientific principles or methodology: our whole approach is hopelessly unscientific
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    • Pacetown writes about scientific and unscientific opinion polls.
    • I have just posted here another email from one of my scientific correspondents about unscientific scientists.
    • Media polls, whether scientific or the online unscientific variety, reflect the job media have done in shaping public opinion.
  • 2Lacking knowledge of or interest in science: we seem to be an unscientific nation
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    • Those mindlessly stating the opposite are ill informed and unscientific, relying on outdated belief patterns rather than facts.
    • Bellamy joins the ranks of ‘scientists’ who have to be thoroughly unscientific in order to justify their opinions about climate change.
    • The editor-in-chief of the leading popular science journal Scientific American has charged creationists with being unscientific.



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  • So, purely anecdotally and unscientifically, there's an inverse ratio here, where men are more likely to write, but less likely to have anything worth writing about.
  • A hastily and unscientifically convened focus group of 14-year-olds at a youth centre in the Pilton area of Edinburgh confirmed the experts' view.
  • I will illustrate this unscientifically by a story.

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