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un·health·y

 (ŭn-hĕl′thē)
adj. un·health·i·er, un·health·i·est
1.
a. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
b. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health: an unhealthy pallor.
c. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome: an unhealthy diet.
2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive: unhealthy reading material.
3. Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health: took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
4. Of a risky nature; dangerous: an unhealthy predicament.

un′health′i·ly adv.
un·health′i·ness n.

unhealthy

(ʌnˈhɛlθɪ)
adj, -healthier or -healthiest
1. characterized by ill-health; sick; unwell
2. characteristic of, conducive to, or resulting from ill-health: an unhealthy complexion; an unhealthy atmosphere.
3. morbid or unwholesome
4. informal dangerous; risky
unˈhealthily adv
unˈhealthiness n

un•health•y

(ʌnˈhɛl θi)

adj. -health•i•er, -health•i•est.
1. not in a state of good or normal health; unsound or abnormal; diseased: unhealthy tissue.
2. symptomatic of or resulting from bad health: an unhealthy pallor.
3. unhealthful: unhealthy weather.
4. morally harmful; corrupt; debased: unhealthy examples for the young.
5. dangerous; risky.
[1585–95]
un•health′i•ly, adv.
un•health′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mindunhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
2.unhealthy - detrimental to healthunhealthy - detrimental to health    
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
3.unhealthy - not conducive to good healthunhealthy - not conducive to good health; "an unhealthy diet of fast foods"; "an unhealthy climate"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"

unhealthy

adjective
2. sick, sickly, unwell, poorly (informal), weak, delicate, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), ailing, frail, feeble, invalid, unsound, infirm, in poor health a poorly dressed, unhealthy looking fellow with a poor complexion
sick well, fit, healthy, robust
3. weak, unsound, ailing a clear sign of an unhealthy economy
weak strong, healthy, robust
4. unwholesome, morbid, bad, negative, corrupt, corrupting, degrading, undesirable, demoralizing, baneful (archaic) an unhealthy obsession with secrecy
unwholesome wholesome, positive, moral, desirable

unhealthy

adjective
1. Not sustaining or promoting health:
3. Utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior:
4. Susceptible to or marked by preoccupation with unwholesome matters:
Translations
خَطِر، رَديء، ضارغَيْر صِحّيغَيْرُ صِحِّيّ
nezdravýnebezpečný
usundfarlig
malsana
epäterveellinen
nezdrav
hættuleguróheilbrigîur; veiklulegur
不健康な
병약한
nesveikainesveikumas
bīstamskaitīgsneveselsslimīgs
nezdrav
ohälsosam
ผิดหลักอนามัย
ốm yếu

unhealthy

[ʌnˈhelθɪ] ADJ (unhealthier (compar) (unhealthiest (superl)))
1. (= unwell) [person] → poco sano, enfermizo; [complexion] → poco saludable
he was an unhealthy-looking fellowera un tipo de aspecto poco sano or de aspecto enfermizo
my finances are a bit unhealthy at the momentno estoy lo que se dice muy boyante de dinero en estos momentos
2. (= harmful) [climate, place, environment] → malsano, insalubre; [diet, lifestyle, food] → poco sano; [working conditions] → poco saludable, insalubre
3. (= unwholesome) [interest, fascination, curiosity] → malsano, morboso; [obsession] → enfermizo, malsano

unhealthy

[ʌnˈhɛlθi] adj
(= harmful) [food, diet, lifestyle, environment, place, climate, conditions] → malsain(e)
[person] (= unfit) → en mauvaise santé (= unwell) → maladif/ive
[skin, complexion, hair] → malsain(e)
(= weak) [economy, company] → en mauvaise santé
(= unwholesome) [interest, curiosity, relationship, obsession] → malsain(e)

unhealthy

adj
personnicht gesund; climate, place, life, complexionungesund; (inf) carnicht in Ordnung; (Econ: = weak) economy, company, financeskränkelnd
curiosity, interestkrankhaft; influence, magazineschädlich, schlecht; it’s an unhealthy relationshipdas ist eine verderbliche Beziehung
(inf: = dangerous) → ungesund (inf), → gefährlich

unhealthy

[ʌnˈhɛlθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → malaticcio/a, poco sano/a; (climate, place, complexion) → malsano/a; (curiosity, interest) → morboso/a

unhealthy

(anˈhelθi) adjective
1. not healthy. He is fat and unhealthy – he doesn't take enough exercise.
2. dangerous. The situation was getting unhealthy.
unˈhealthily adverb
unˈhealthiness noun

unhealthy

غَيْرُ صِحِّيّ nezdravý usund ungesund ανθυγιεινός insalubre epäterveellinen malsain nezdrav malsano 不健康な 병약한 ongezond usunn niezdrowy não saudável нездоровый ohälsosam ผิดหลักอนามัย sağlıksız ốm yếu 不健康的

unhealthy

a. [environment] insalubre, malsano-a; [person] enfermizo-a, achacoso-a.

unhealthy

adj poco or no saludable, (conditions) insalubre
References in classic literature ?
An almost unhealthy respect for the youth kept the mother for the most part silent in his presence.
Nevertheless, this very sentiment is an evidence that the connexion, which has become an unhealthy one, should at least be severed.
But that was not all: standing as I did on a quantity of moist straw my feet grew unhealthy and tender, and the master used to say:
The heats of summer had driven all who were able to leave the sultry and unhealthy city, to seek the shores of the lake, and its cool sea-breezes.
It was talked about, gloated over, glorified, until the reason of many of the citizens tottered under the strain of the unhealthy excitement.
John, instead of farmin', thinks he must be a doctor,-- as if folks wasn't gettin' unhealthy enough these days, without turnin' out more young doctors to help 'em into their graves.
The unhealthy nature of the site; the quantity and quality of the children's food; the brackish, fetid water used in its preparation; the pupils' wretched clothing and accommodations--all these things were discovered, and the discovery produced a result mortifying to Mr.
One of his darkest miseries in the unhealthy morbid past days had been his hatred of being a sickly weak-backed boy whose father was afraid to look at him.
The less it was occupied with healthy things, the more it would be in danger of turning in the unhealthy direction.
My love for my dear child was a diseased love, but my mind was all unhealthy then.
In a word, I saw in this, Miss Havisham as I had her then and there before my eyes, and always had had her before my eyes; and I saw in this, the distinct shadow of the darkened and unhealthy house in which her life was hidden from the sun.
He was told that his predecessors had been hindered from discovering it by the demon that guarded it, but that the demon was now at a great distance from his charge, and was grown blind and lame; that having lost his son, and being without any children except a daughter that was ugly and unhealthy, he was under great affliction, and entirely neglected the care of his treasure; that if he should come, they could call one of their ancient brothers to their assistance, who, being a man of a most holy life, would be able to prevent his making any resistance.