unhealthful

adjective
un·​health·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈhelth-fəl also -ˈheltth- How to pronounce unhealthful (audio) \

Definition of unhealthful

: harmful to health of body or mind : unhealthy sense 1 unhealthful levels of water pollution an unhealthful diet an unhealthful tendency to worry

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Recent Examples on the Web Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 Maricopa County's Air Quality Department is advising residents of a health watch for possible unhealthful air Sunday. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Unhealthful air expected Sunday in Maricopa County," 29 June 2019 While the smoke levels may not reach the level of unhealthful standards, people may notice it and smell it. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Maricopa County health watch for air quality on tap for Sunday," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of unhealthful

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unhealthful was in 1580

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16 Feb 2020

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“Unhealthful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhealthful. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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unhealthful

adjective
un·​health·​ful | \ -ˈhelth-fəl How to pronounce unhealthful (audio) \

Medical Definition of unhealthful

: detrimental to good health unhealthful working conditions

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