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unhealthy

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adjective un·healthy \-ˈhel-thē\

Simple Definition of unhealthy

  • : not having or showing good health

  • : harmful to your health : likely to make you sick

  • : not doing well : not successful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unhealthy

  1. 1 :  not conducive to health <an unhealthy climate>

  2. 2 :  not in good health :  sickly, diseased

  3. 3 a :  dangerous, risky b :  bad, injurious c :  morally contaminated :  corrupt, unwholesome <an unhealthy imagination>

unhealthily

play \-thə-lē\ adverb

unhealthiness

play \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unhealthy in a sentence

  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.



1595

First Known Use of unhealthy

1595

Rhymes with unhealthy


UNHEALTHY Defined for Kids

unhealthy

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adjective un·healthy \ˌən-ˈhel-thē\

Definition of unhealthy for Students

unhealthier

unhealthiest

  1. 1 :  not good for someone's health :  promoting a state of poor health <Smoking is an unhealthy habit.>

  2. 2 :  not in good health :  sickly

  3. 3 :  harmful, bad <an unhealthy situation>

unhealthily

\-thə-lē\ adverb <They eat unhealthily.>



Medical Dictionary

unhealthy

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adjective un·healthy \-ˈhel-thē\

Medical Definition of unhealthy

unhealthier

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unhest

  1. 1:  not conducive to health <an unhealthy climate>

  2. 2:  not in good health :  sickly

unhealthiness

noun




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