Definition of unhealthy
- an unhealthy climate
- unhealthy habits
- unhealthy foods
Her skin looks blotchy and unhealthy.
Tests revealed an unhealthy level of lead in the water.
Eating honey can be unhealthy for babies.
He was stuck in an unhealthy relationship.
She has an unhealthy interest in natural disasters.
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out of sorts, under the weather;
: not having or showing good health
: harmful to your health : likely to make you sick
: not doing well : not successful
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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