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English adjective: unhealthy

1. unhealthy not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

SamplesUnhealthy ulcers.

Similarangry, arthritic, asthmatic, bad, blebby, blistery, bloodshot, cankerous, carbuncled, carbuncular, carious, caseous, chilblained, colicky, creaky, cytomegalic, dehydrated, diseased, dropsical, edematous, enlarged, flatulent, foaming, foamy, frothing, gangrenous, gassy, icteric, inflamed, inflammatory, ingrowing, ingrown, intumescent, jaundiced, membrane-forming, membranous, mental, morbid, mortified, pathologic, pathological, pro-inflammatory, proinflammatory, puffy, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy, sallow, sickly, sore-eyed, sunburned, sunburnt, tumescent, tumid, turgid, ulcerated, ulcerous, unfit, unsound, varicose, wheezing, wheezy, windburned, windburnt, yellow

See alsofrail, ill, sick, unfit, unwholesome

Attributehealth, wellness


2. unhealthy detrimental to health

Synonymsinsalubrious, unhealthful



3. unhealthy not conducive to good health

SamplesAn unhealthy diet of fast foods.
An unhealthy climate.



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