unwholesome


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un·whole·some

 (ŭn-hōl′səm)
adj.
1. Not conducive to good health; unhealthy: unwholesome foods.
2. Suggestive of disease or bad health: an unwholesome pallor.
3. Not conducive to morality; morally harmful: found his enthusiasm for gambling unwholesome.

un·whole′some·ly adv.
un·whole′some·ness n.

unwholesome

(ʌnˈhəʊlsəm)
adj
1. detrimental to physical or mental health: an unwholesome climate.
2. morally harmful or depraved: unwholesome practices.
3. indicative of illness, esp in appearance
4. (esp of food) of inferior quality
unˈwholesomely adv
unˈwholesomeness n

un•whole•some

(ʌnˈhoʊl səm)

adj.
1. not wholesome; unhealthful; deleterious to physical or mental health.
2. unhealthy, esp. in appearance: an unwholesome pallor.
3. morally harmful; depraved.
[1150–1200]
un•whole′some•ly, adv.
un•whole′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-beingunwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"

unwholesome

adjective
1. harmful, unhealthy, noxious, deleterious, junk (informal), tainted, poisonous, insanitary, insalubrious, unnourishing a chemically reactive ecologically unwholesome substance
harmful healthy, beneficial, wholesome, sanitary, hygienic, salubrious, germ-free
2. wicked, bad, evil, corrupting, perverting, degrading, immoral, depraving, demoralizing, maleficent My desire to be rich was an insane, unwholesome desire.
wicked moral, edifying

unwholesome

adjective
1. Not sustaining or promoting health:
2. Morally detrimental:
3. Susceptible to or marked by preoccupation with unwholesome matters:
4. Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
Translations

unwholesome

[ˈʌnˈhəʊlsəm] ADJ
1. (= unhealthy) [food] → poco sano, poco saludable; [air] → malsano, poco saludable; [smell] → desagradable
2. (morally) [lifestyle, desire, habit] → malsano, pernicioso; [thoughts] → malsano
to have an unwholesome interest in sthtener un interés malsano en algo

unwholesome

adjungesund; influenceungut, verderblich; appearance, characterschmierig; foodminderwertig; smellfaul; desire, thoughts, story, jokesschmutzig; they are rather unwholesome company for hersie sind nicht gerade ein guter Umgang für sie; to have an unwholesome interest in somebody/somethingein perverses Interesse an jdm/etw haben

unwholesome

[ʌnˈhəʊlsəm] adj (food) → non genuino/a; (climate, smell) → malsano/a; (thoughts, influence) → cattivo/a
References in classic literature ?
It is my idea that the dust and continual decay of these old houses are unwholesome for the lungs.
Their coarse, dark, heavy features; their great eyes, rolling enviously on each other; their barbarous, guttural, half-brute intonation; their dilapidated garments fluttering in the wind,--were all in admirable keeping with the vile and unwholesome character of everything about the place.
What was unwholesome to him he regarded as unfit for any body; and he had, therefore, earnestly tried to dissuade them from having any weddingcake at all, and when that proved vain, as earnestly tried to prevent any body's eating it.
John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old; four years older than I, for I was but ten: large and stout for his age, with a dingy and unwholesome skin; thick lineaments in a spacious visage, heavy limbs and large extremities.
I am going to the medicine-chest next, to physic the kitchen-maid -- an unwholesome girl, whose face-ache is all stomach.
A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do.
Something - I don't know what, or how - connected with the grave in the churchyard, and the raising of the dead, seemed to strike me like an unwholesome wind.
In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
The heat in the day is intolerable, and the dews in the night so unwholesome that it is almost certain death to go out with one's head uncovered.
He was from beyond the sea, a Doctor Cacaphodel, who had wilted and dried himself into a mummy by continually stooping over charcoal furnaces, and inhaling unwholesome fumes during his researches in chemistry and alchemy.
Jesus moved in a community that allowed the accumulation of private property just as ours does, and the gospel that he preached was not that in such a community it is an advantage for a man to live on scanty, unwholesome food, to wear ragged, unwholesome clothes, to sleep in horrid, unwholesome dwellings, and a disadvantage for a man to live under healthy, pleasant, and decent conditions.
That sort of thing's unwholesome for the young, ain't it?