Definition of unwholesome
- unwholesome food
- unwholesome pastimes
He has an unwholesome fascination with death.
health inspectors shut down several food stands that were using tainted and unwholesome meat
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: not good for your health
: not mentally or morally good and normal
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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