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unhealthy

adjective un·healthy \-ˈhel-thē\

: not having or showing good health

: harmful to your health : likely to make you sick

: not doing well : not successful

Full Definition of UNHEALTHY

1
:  not conducive to health <an unhealthy climate>
2
:  not in good health :  sickly, diseased
3
a :  dangerous, risky
b :  bad, injurious
c :  morally contaminated :  corrupt, unwholesome <an unhealthy imagination>
un·health·i·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb
un·health·i·ness \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNHEALTHY

  1. Her skin looks blotchy and unhealthy.
  2. Tests revealed an unhealthy level of lead in the water.
  3. Eating honey can be unhealthy for babies.
  4. He was stuck in an unhealthy relationship.
  5. She has an unhealthy interest in natural disasters.

First Known Use of UNHEALTHY

1595

Rhymes with UNHEALTHY

UNHEALTHILY Defined for Kids

unhealthy

adjective un·healthy \ˌən-ˈhel-thē\
un·health·i·erun·health·i·est

Definition of UNHEALTHY for Kids

1
:  not good for someone's health :  promoting a state of poor health <Smoking is an unhealthy habit.>
2
:  not in good health :  sickly
3
:  harmful, bad <an unhealthy situation>
un·health·i·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb <They eat unhealthily.>
Medical Dictionary

unhealthy

adjective un·healthy \-ˈhel-thē\
un·health·i·erun·health·i·est

Medical Definition of UNHEALTHY

1
:  not conducive to health <an unhealthy climate>
2
:  not in good health :  sickly
un·health·i·ness noun

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