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adj. un·health·i·er, un·health·i·est
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without painunhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
pathological state - a physical condition that is caused by disease
dyscrasia - an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
invalidism - chronic ill health
biliousness - gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
But, by that time, in consequence of fatigue, privations, ill-usage, the inclemencies of the weather, and the unhealthiness of the country, only eleven persons remained alive of the forty Europeans in the party.
She had a large face, with broad, flat features and small eyes; her skin was pasty, with a singular unhealthiness of tone, and there was no colour in the cheeks.
To stop the clock of busy existence at the hour when we were personally sequestered from it, to suppose mankind stricken motionless when we were brought to a stand-still, to be unable to measure the changes beyond our view by any larger standard than the shrunken one of our own uniform and contracted existence, is the infirmity of many invalids, and the mental unhealthiness of almost all recluses.
It is very suggestive of the unhealthiness of underground graveyards as places of residence.
No man ever admits the unhealthiness of the place he dwells in
It was a perfect embodiment of the still small voice, free from all cold, hoarseness, huskiness, or unhealthiness of any kind; foot- passengers slackened their pace, and were disposed to linger near it; neighbours who had got up splenetic that morning, felt good- humour stealing on them as they heard it, and by degrees became quite sprightly; mothers danced their babies to its ringing; still the same magical tink, tink, tink, came gaily from the workshop of the Golden Key.
I charged them to conceal from you, before I ever saw you, all knowledge of the curse of the place; merely because I feared Adele never would have a governess to stay if she knew with what inmate she was housed, and my plans would not permit me to remove the maniac elsewhere--though I possess an old house, Ferndean Manor, even more retired and hidden than this, where I could have lodged her safely enough, had not a scruple about the unhealthiness of the situation, in the heart of a wood, made my conscience recoil from the arrangement.
It was in many respects a beautiful one, yet the disordered imaginations of both his father and mother had perhaps propagated a certain unhealthiness in the mind of the boy.
With fruit juice sales slumping in recent years due to high sugar content and perceptions of unhealthiness, this could be an opportunity for manufacturers.
A father of four, Abe was concerned about the unhealthiness of some of the foods his kids were eating.
While many parents may be aware of the unhealthiness of junk and fast food, they are perhaps less aware of the dangers of sugary drinks and give them to their kids as an alternative to water or milk.
In this block among health orientation dimensions, motivation to avoid unhealthiness was positively while health anxiety was negatively predicting spiritual growth.