unhealthy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (un-hel'thē), [key]
— -health•i•er, -health•i•est.
  1. not in a state of good or normal health; in an unsound, weak, or morbid condition.
  2. symptomatic of or resulting from bad health: an unhealthy pallor.
  3. not conducive to good health; unhealthful: Night air was formerly considered unhealthy.
  4. morally bad, harmful, or contaminating: unhealthy examples for the young.
  5. dangerous; risky: Asking questions in this neighborhood can be unhealthy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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