soundness of mind meaning, soundness of mind definition | English Cobuild 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.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
to concentrate and to sacrifice


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