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    #1

    sound

    the economy is not sound...

    hi,

    can I use this adjective when talking about people, please?

    he doesn't look sound. is he ill?

    thanks.

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    Re: sound

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    As far as I know, "sound" is usually meant to describe mental health when referring to a person. Saying "he is not sound" means that the person is crazy. "Not of sound mind" means that something kept them from making a wise decision (like being delirious with fever or suffering from dementia).

    In the case of the "sound economy," that refers to something being stable and reliable. Someone can have "a sound plan" meaning that the plan they made is well thought out and likely to succeed. Someone can make a "sound choice," which means that they made a well thought out choice that is likely beneficial to the person who chose.

    Hopefully that helps.

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    Re: sound

    Quote Originally Posted by thedeebo View Post
    Not a teacher

    As far as I know, "sound" is usually meant to describe mental health when referring to a person. Saying "he is not sound" means that the person is crazy. "Not of sound mind" means that something kept them from making a wise decision (like being delirious with fever or suffering from dementia).

    In the case of the "sound economy," that refers to something being stable and reliable. Someone can have "a sound plan" meaning that the plan they made is well thought out and likely to succeed. Someone can make a "sound choice," which means that they made a well thought out choice that is likely beneficial to the person who chose.

    Hopefully that helps.
    thanks a lot.

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    Re: sound

    Sound means in excellent physical condition
    a sound mind in a sound body


    Sound also means financially secure and safe
    "sound investments" "a sound economy"

    You can check this outstanding dictionary for other meanings

    Click here, pls

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    Re: sound

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Sound means in excellent physical condition
    a sound mind in a sound body


    Sound also means financially secure and safe
    "sound investments" "a sound economy"

    You can check this outstanding dictionary for other meanings

    Click here, pls
    so, you'd say that my sentence makes sense? thanks.

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