Definition of unhealthy
1 : not conducive to health : not healthful an unhealthy climate unhealthy habits unhealthy foods
unhealthilyplay \ˌən-ˈhel-thə-lē\ adverb
unhealthinessplay \ˌən-ˈhel-thē-nəs\ noun
Examples of unhealthy in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of unhealthy from the Web
Numbers like that over the course of a full day would be considered quite unhealthy.
The camps near Sittwe are generally safer from attack but with unhealthy conditions and little chance to make a living.
The hosts continue: The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us.
Here's the lowdown on what's just hype and what's truly unhealthy. 1.
The smoke and wind prompted the South Coast Air Quality Management District to issue a smoke advisory, warning of unhealthy air in the eastern San Bernardino Mountains.
In fact, coconut oil may be as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter.
But with obesity levels rising, there is a pressing need for better nutrition and other efforts to prevent unhealthy weight gain, said one of the authors, said Dr. Ashkan Afshin, the study's lead author.
Strip mining is vastly more efficient than traditional deep mining, which is dangerous and unhealthy.
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First Known Use of unhealthy
UNHEALTHY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of unhealthy for Students
unhealthily\-thə-lē\ adverb They eat unhealthily.
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