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
But just having more grocery options would not change the personal choices of those who choose to buy unhealthy snacks or fattening foods over fresh fruits and vegetables.
Elderly, overweight or unhealthy dogs also are at greater risk.
Smith, 67, dismissed the idea that coal is unhealthy or environmentally unsound.
The best path for you is the path that leads you out of this unhealthy relationship.
No other state in New England had more than 11 unhealthy air days, according to the Council on Environmental Quality.
That's because allowing clumps to sit on the lawn's surface actually causes more patches of unhealthy grass.
However, there are countless other forms of media with equally unhealthy relationships.
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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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