un healthiness

unhealthy

[uhn-hel-thee]
adjective, unhealthier, unhealthiest.
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.

Origin:
1585–95; un-1 + healthy

unhealthily, adverb
unhealthiness, noun


1. sickly. 3. unhygienic, deleterious.
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unhealthy (ʌnˈhɛlθɪ)
 
adj , -healthier, -healthiest
1.  characterized by ill-health; sick; unwell
2.  characteristic of, conducive to, or resulting from ill-health: an unhealthy complexion; an unhealthy atmosphere
3.  morbid or unwholesome
4.  informal dangerous; risky
 
un'healthily
 
adv
 
un'healthiness
 
n

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unhealthy
1595, "injurious to health," from un- (1) "not" + healthy. Earlier unhealthsome (1544), unhealthful (1580). Of persons, "sickly," it is attested from 1611.
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