soundness of mind definition, soundness of mind meaning | English dictionary



1    free from damage, injury, decay, etc.  
2    firm; solid; substantial  
a sound basis     
3    financially safe or stable  
a sound investment     
4    showing good judgment or reasoning; sensible; wise  
sound advice     
5    valid, logical, or justifiable  
a sound argument     
6    holding approved beliefs; ethically correct; upright; honest  
7    (of sleep) deep; peaceful; unbroken  
8    thorough; complete  
a sound examination     
9      (Law)   (of a title, etc.) free from defect; legally valid  
10    constituting a valid and justifiable application of correct principles; orthodox  
sound theology     
11      (Logic)  
a    (of a deductive argument) valid  
b    (of an inductive argument) according with whatever principles ensure the high probability of the truth of the conclusion given the truth of the premises  
c       another word for       consistent       5b  
12    soundly; deeply: now archaic except when applied to sleep  
     (Old English sund; related to Old Saxon gisund, Old High German gisunt)  
  soundly      adv  
   soundness             n  
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rightfullness, legitimateness, lawfullness, fitness, soundness, fairness,
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
to concentrate and to sacrifice
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