What does unhealthful mean?

Definitions for unhealthful
ʌnˈhɛlθ fəlun·health·ful

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unhealthful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsanitary, insanitary, unhealthfuladjective

    not sanitary or healthful

    "unsanitary open sewers"; "grim and unsanitary conditions"

  2. unhealthfuladjective

    detrimental to good health

    "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"

  3. insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthyadjective

    detrimental to health


  1. unhealthfuladjective

    Not healthy; detrimental to health.

    An unhealthful diet and lack of exercise are common causes for heart disease.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unhealthfuladjective

    Morbid; unwholesome.

    The diseases which make years unhealthful, are spotted fevers; and the unhealthful season is the autumn. John Graunt.

    At every sentence set his life at stake,
    Though the discourse were of no weightier things,
    Than sultry summers, or unhealthful springs. Dryden.


  1. unhealthful

    Unhealthful refers to anything that is harmful, detrimental, or not conducive to one's health and well-being. This could include substances, activities, environments, behaviors, or lifestyles that could cause illness, disease, injury, or mental distress.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhealthful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhealthful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unhealthful in a Sentence

  1. Steven Hoffman:

    She is actually recommending practices that are unhealthful and potentially dangerous, recommending to people not to vaccinate their children means not only are the children being subjected to unnecessary harm, but many others around those children who might not be able to get vaccinated for legitimate reasons are put at an additional risk ask well.

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Translations for unhealthful

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  • ungesund, unzuträglich, gesundheitsschädlichGerman

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