Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not salutary or wholesome; bad for health.
  • adj. Not tending to safety; productive of evil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not salutary or wholesome; unfavorable to health.
  • adj. Not tending to safety; productive of evil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not salutary; not favorable to health or soundness; unwholesome.
  • Not safe; not tending to safety; productive of evil.

Etymologies

Latin insaluteris : compare French insalutaire. See in- not, and salutary. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In modern times the moon is no less the deity of insalutary disaster.

    Moon Lore

  • Languor and inertia are the insalutary viands upon which it delights to satiate its morbid appetite; and "from bad to worse" is the ill-omened motto under which, in all its feeble efforts and achievements, it ekes out a most miserable and deleterious existence.

    The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It

  • Nor could so experienced a leader of mankind be insensible of those often not insalutary consequences of a free state in the changing humours of a wide democracy -- their impatience at pecuniary demands -- their quick and sometimes uncharitable apprehensions of the motives of their advisers.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

  • The garden of Academus is flowery without fragrance, and dazzling without warmth: I am ready to dream away an hour in it after dinner, but I think it insalutary for a night's repose.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

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