Synonyms and Antonyms of unwholesome

  1. 1 bad for the well-being of the body <health inspectors shut down several food stands that were using tainted and unwholesome meat> Synonyms insalubrious, noisome, noxious, sickly, unhealthful, unhealthyRelated Words germy, insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary; nonnutritious; poisonous, toxic; fatal, lethal, mortalNear Antonyms hygienic, sanitary; nutritiousAntonyms healthful, healthy

  2. 2 having or showing lowered moral character or standards <despite having been raised in such unwholesome environments as a brothel and a traveling circus, singer Edith Piaf rose to international stardom> Synonyms debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, corrupt, warpedRelated Words bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted

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