unnourishing

unnourishing

(ʌnˈnʌrɪʃɪŋ)
adj
not providing nourishment
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Nguyen's description of the unpalatable underlines its unhealthy and unnourishing qualities, both as a sweet treat and as a Bildung to American subjecthood.
(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 crowded waystations, train carriages, and ships' holds proved especially dangerous to young children.
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.
boring--"barren as death"--and unnourishing. They are as bland
John Carey, for example, accuses Howards End of disparaging working people in describing in the Basts' food as unappetizing and unnourishing. (11) But Carey's critique is problematic, for it presupposes, first, that real-life Basts are essentially, inevitably connected with cheap, canned food, and, second, that if the food repulses the reader, this response should necessarily redound negatively upon the Basts, rather than the system by which someone must eat this food, the system that creates the position the Basts occupy.
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.
Camps (1965, ad loc.) wants it to modify the lupa in both poems: "No doubt duro, though attached grammatically to lacte, goes in sense more closely with lupae; the point is the savagery of the beast, not the taste of the milk." But I think that the emphasis is not on the wolf herself but rather on her mothering qualities, and therefore durus is used to indicate the quality of the teat (hard, without milk, unfertile) or milk (unnourishing).
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.
They will find themselves supported on every side if they acknowledge they understand their calling to provide the sacraments rather than inadequate, unnourishing and alienating substitutes.