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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
  • adj. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health: an unhealthy pallor.
  • adj. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome: an unhealthy diet.
  • adj. Harmful to character or moral health; corruptive: unhealthy reading material.
  • adj. Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health: took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
  • adj. Of a risky nature; dangerous: an unhealthy predicament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. characterized by, or conducive to poor health
  • adj. sick or ill
  • adj. tending to corrupt
  • adj. characterized by disturbed mental health

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not healthy; lacking health; without vigor of growth; unsound: as, an unhealthy child; an unhealthy plant.
  • Not promoting health; unhealthful; unwholesome; as, unhealthy habits or food.
  • Not indicating health; resulting from bad health; morbid: as, an unhealthy sign or craving; an unhealthy appearance.
  • Morally unhealthful: as, unhealthy literature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not conducive to good health
  • adj. detrimental to health
  • adj. not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

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