unwholesome

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adjective un·whole·some \-ˈhōl-səm\

Definition of unwholesome

  1. 1 :  detrimental to physical, mental, or moral well-being :  unhealthy <unwholesome food> <unwholesome pastimes>

  2. 2 a :  corrupt, unsound <shady unwholesome dealings> b :  offensive to the senses :  loathsome <the unwholesome stench>

unwholesomely

adverb

Examples of unwholesome in a sentence

  1. He has an unwholesome fascination with death.

  2. <health inspectors shut down several food stands that were using tainted and unwholesome meat>

13th Century

First Known Use of unwholesome

13th century


UNWHOLESOME Defined for English Language Learners

unwholesome

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adjective un·whole·some \-ˈhōl-səm\

Definition of unwholesome for English Language Learners

  • : not good for your health

  • : not mentally or morally good and normal


UNWHOLESOME Defined for Kids

unwholesome

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adjective un·whole·some \ˌən-ˈhōl-səm\

Definition of unwholesome for Students

  1. :  not good for bodily, mental, or moral health <unwholesome food>



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