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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unhealthy

[ʌnˈhɛlθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → malaticcio/a, poco sano/a; (climate, place, complexion) → malsano/a; (curiosity, interest) → morboso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

unhealthy

a. [environment] insalubre, malsano-a; [person] enfermizo-a, achacoso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

unhealthy

adj poco or no saludable, (conditions) insalubre
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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