unhealthful

adjective un·health·ful \ ˌən-ˈhelth-fəl also -ˈheltth- \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of unhealthful

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

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First Known Use of unhealthful

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unhealthful

adjective un·health·ful \ -ˈhelth-fəl \

medical Definition of unhealthful

: detrimental to good health
  • unhealthful working conditions

unhealthfulness

noun

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