Definitions

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  • adj. Not nourishing.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ nourishing

Examples

  • It used to be that professors proudly wrote about topics so minuscule that not even their fellow scholars could work up an appetite for the unnourishing results.

    An Exquisite Slogger

  • Trying to fill in the hole with something unnourishing that I don't even like?

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • Like the person who gets fat because they eat unnourishing foods and so is always hungry and so is always eating, she drowned in words that could not teach her to swim.

    The Women’s Room

  • But it is a fact that he did not perform his duty and 1,500 men were fed spoiled and unnourishing food as a result.

    In the Flash Ranging Service Observations of an American Soldier During His Service With the A.E.F. in France

  • "I suppose they will when they get ready," she answers briefly and returns to her chicken-croquette with the thought that in its sleekness, genteelness, crumblingness, and generally unnourishing qualities it is really rather like Mrs. Winters.

    Young People's Pride

  • This, however, it was easy for him to assuage, after a fashion, for the long, gray, unnourishing mosses were abundant.

    Earth's Enigmas A Volume of Stories

  • The children had gathered the berries and had sold them when they could, but of course no one would buy the mushrooms, hence they had been forced to eat them at the parsonage; and he spoke despitefully and disdainfully of the mean, unnourishing, and doubtfully healthful food.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Her childhood had been starved on the husks of new fairy-tales, all invention and no imagination, than which more unnourishing food was never offered to God's children.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 1

  • Eggers and Wallace were practitioners of something he called "hysterical realism" and their novels burned brightly with an unnourishing sub-Dickensian dazzle.

    New Statesman

  • The supply wagons had lost their way, and in the ranks most of the men would have to content themselveswith hardtack and brandy—unnourishing fare after a day’s march in the heat.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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