Definitions for unwholesomeʌnˈhoʊl səm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•whole•someʌnˈhoʊl səm(adj.)

  1. not wholesome; unhealthful; deleterious to physical or mental health.

  2. unhealthy, esp. in appearance:

    an unwholesome pallor.

  3. morally harmful; depraved.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwholesome(adj)

    detrimental to physical or moral well-being

    "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"


  1. unwholesome(Adjective)

    Not wholesome; unfavorable to health; insalubrious; unhealthy; as, unwholesome air; unwholesome food.

  2. unwholesome(Adjective)

    Not sound; diseased; tainted; impaired; defective.

  3. unwholesome(Adjective)

    Indicating unsound health; characteristic of or suggesting an unsound condition, physical or mental; repulsive; offensive.


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