unnourishing


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unnourishing

(ʌnˈnʌrɪʃɪŋ)
adj
not providing nourishment
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97) They suffered, as the ethnographer Sergei Maksimov observed, the foul dank air of the cells, the unnourishing and disgusting convict food, stifling heat, cold, sickness, and so on.
The term seems to refer to quotidian creativity through which members of subordinated classes make their way through unnourishing circumstances: getting along, maybe even getting out.
John Carey, for example, accuses Howards End of disparaging working people in describing in the Basts' food as unappetizing and unnourishing.
Jane's figurative hunger for a mother in her youth is literalized as a bodily hunger at Lowood, symbolized by the "bad breast" in her unnourishing meal: "the 'bad breast' [is] an image that refers to the frustrating maternal body.
ultimately unnourishing," writes Andrew Holtz, a freelance health
It's the most high-end junk food imaginable, completely unnourishing and forgettable afterward, but delicious and all but impossible not to enjoy while it's in front of you.
With Harry Harlow, she inquires again into the preference of rhesus macaque monkeys for soft surrogate mother dolls, no matter how unnourishing, over wire torsos with steel nipples through which milk flows.