unhealthy

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adjective un·healthy \ˌən-ˈhel-thē\

Definition of unhealthy

unhealthier

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unhealthiest

  1. 1 :  not conducive to health :  not healthful an unhealthy climate unhealthy habits unhealthy foods

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

  3. 3a :  risky, unsound an unhealthy economyb :  of a harmful nature :  bad, injurious unhealthy levels of leadc :  morally contaminated :  corrupt, unwholesome an unhealthy imagination

unhealthily

play \ˌən-ˈhel-thə-lē\ adverb

unhealthiness

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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.

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First Known Use of unhealthy

1595


UNHEALTHY Defined for English Language Learners

unhealthy

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adjective

Definition of unhealthy for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing good health

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

  • : not doing well : not successful


UNHEALTHY Defined for Kids

unhealthy

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adjective un·healthy \ˌən-ˈhel-thē\

Definition of unhealthy for Students

unhealthier

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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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