Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking hygiene, unclean.

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

  • adj. unclean and constituting a likely cause of disease

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Physicians at LaSalle Hospital have launched an online campaign to denounce what they call the unhygienic state of their emergency rooms.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • That may be true; but it is hard to realize the danger of infection in one's own home, wherever it may be; and even those who live under what we might call unhygienic conditions are no more conscious of the danger in their own homes than you are in yours.

    Have We No Rights? A frank discussion of the "rights" of missionaries

  • Instead, on the eve of the opening ceremony Sunday, setbacks such as unhygienic accommodations and collapsing structures have triggered accusations of corruption and ineptitude.

    On eve of Commonwealth Games, India's persistent red tape is in spotlight

  • It proposes that hospitals be given the right to retain children they suspected were being abused, and the banning of harmful cultural practices such as unhygienic circumcision.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They were also unhappy about being served "unhygienic" and non-halaal food, being locked up too many hours a day and not getting sufficient medical treatment, according to newspaper reports.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This follows a string of long-standing complaints from MPs about the lack of water dispensers in the Parliamentary complex, forcing them to drink "unhygienic" water collected from the taps in the bathrooms.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I had a date there once and they accused her of being "unhygienic" because she sat cross-legged on the chair.

    blogTO

  • But do not make those of us who are not cut sound as if we are "unhygienic".

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Half of Liaoning's bottled water 'unhygienic' water used in dispensers in Liaoning province fails to meet health standards, a study by the provincial quality safety bureau has found.

    WN.com - Articles related to NY deposits on bottled water take effect Oct. 31

  • And kind of unhygienic to do it while sitting at the dinner table, no?

    undefined

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.