Definitions for unhealthyʌnˈhɛl θi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•health•yʌnˈhɛl θi(adj.)-health•i•er, -health•i•est.

  1. not in a state of good or normal health; unsound or abnormal; diseased:

    unhealthy tissue.

    Category: Pathology

  2. symptomatic of or resulting from bad health: an unhealthy pallor.

    Category: Pathology

  3. unhealthful:

    unhealthy weather.

    Category: Pathology

  4. morally harmful; corrupt; debased:

    unhealthy examples for the young.

  5. dangerous; risky.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhealthy(adj)

    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

    "unhealthy ulcers"

  2. insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy(adj)

    detrimental to health

  3. unhealthy(adj)

    not conducive to good health

    "an unhealthy diet of fast foods"; "an unhealthy climate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unhealthy(adjective)ʌnˈhɛl θi

    not good for your health

    unhealthy junk food

  2. unhealthyʌnˈhɛl θi

    ill or not in good physical health

    She looks so unhealthy these days.


  1. unhealthy(Adjective)

    characterized by, or conducive to poor health

    The villagers lived in unhealthy surroundings.

  2. unhealthy(Adjective)

    sick or ill

    He was an unhealthy child.

  3. unhealthy(Adjective)

    tending to corrupt

    He liked unhealthy reading material.

  4. unhealthy(Adjective)

    characterized by disturbed mental health

    He had an unhealthy interest in fire.

Translations for unhealthy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not healthy

He is fat and unhealthy; – he doesn't take enough exercise.

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