What does unhealthy mean?

Definitions for unhealthy
ʌnˈhɛl θiun·healthy

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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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unhealthy

    un-hel′thi, adj. not healthy: wanting health or soundness of body: unfavourable to health: not indicating health.—n. Unhealth′, unhealthiness.—adj. Unhealth′ful.—adv. Unhealth′fully.—n. Unhealth′fulness.—adv. Unheal′thily.—n. Unheal′thiness, state or quality of being unhealthy or unfavourable to health: unsoundness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhealthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unhealthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unhealthy in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Garner:

    In all honestly I have never wanted to do anything less, and I have never regretted saying yes to anything more than speaking to all of you, writing this speech has made me examine my life choices. It has made me gain five pounds... I have experienced an unhealthy level of self-loathing. I have even hated on Steve Carrell, Denison University alum [ actor ] Steve Carrell. I feel like Steve Carrell graduated 10 years before me, Steve Carrell should have had to do this first. I mean, Steve Carrell was in' The Office.'.

  2. Dena Dubal:

    The question we are answering next is what does this mean for [brain] disease and how can this be translated into some kind of therapeutic to help people suffering? as we move into the world of personalized medicine, it will be really important and useful to know how one’s genetics, lifestyle and environment affect their trajectory for healthy or unhealthy brain aging.

  3. Teena Henson:

    I've pondered that several times, as to why some people would want to be unhealthy when they can be healthy, but there are so many variables in someone's life that you don't know about, i can't sit in judgment as to why that person wants to or doesn't want to. I just know what I needed and what I needed to do to change.

  4. Ryan Hopkins of Burger Boss:

    Let’s spread it out over everything that’s unhealthy. i understand you get creative and find some new avenues to pick up some extra money to fund programs, but I just disagree with targeting one particular sugary product.

  5. Keith Black:

    I think the fact that he’s a pastor is not lost on this story, and whether you’re religious or not, one thing to me has been very clear in dealing with cancer patients, and that is the patient attitude clearly affects hormonal levels in the body and their immune system— if someone is very worried or very negative, you get a release of chemicals in the body that are unhealthy for your body and immune system, whether it was his belief that he would do better, belief that divine intervention would help him do better, or whether it was actually divine intervention, obviously we don’t know, but it’s very clear that attitude makes a real difference in outcome with cancer.

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