Share this entry
unscientific Line breaks: un|sci¦en¦tif¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnsʌɪənˈtɪfɪk/

Definition of unscientific in English:


1Not in accordance with scientific principles or methodology: our whole approach is hopelessly unscientific
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • Those mindlessly stating the opposite are ill informed and unscientific, relying on outdated belief patterns rather than facts.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.


Pronunciation: /ʌnsʌɪənˈtɪfɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • 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.
Definition of unscientific in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources