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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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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:
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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
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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
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unwholesome

[ʌnˈhəʊlsəm] adj (food) → non genuino/a; (climate, smell) → malsano/a; (thoughts, influence) → cattivo/a
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References in classic literature ?
His skin was so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white.
As the gaoler made a general inspection of these objects, and of the four walls, before going out, a wandering fancy wandered through the mind of the prisoner leaning against the wall opposite to him, that this gaoler was so unwholesomely bloated, both in face and person, as to look like a man who had been drowned and filled with water.
Fifty thousand lairs surrounded him where people lived so unwholesomely that fair water put into their crowded rooms on Saturday night, would be corrupt on Sunday morning; albeit my lord, their county member, was amazed that they failed to sleep in company with their butcher's meat.
Elsewhere in the "Manly Health" series he chastises the literate middle- and upper-classes for lacking such power, for their "half-way and unwholesomely developed mentality of modern times, as seen in large classes of people, literary persons," especially "these swarms of 'intellectual people'" whom Whitman describes as being all brain, no brawn.