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[uhn-helth-fuh l] /ʌnˈhɛlθ fəl/
not conducive to good health; unwholesome:
unhealthful food.
Origin of unhealthful
1570-80; un-1 + healthful
Related forms
unhealthfulness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ah, me, I know that the practical Miss West would dub my metaphysics a depressing and unhealthful exercise of my wits.

  • Oh, how many have been destroyed by an unhealthful inquisitiveness!

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Much is said of the unhealthfulness of gas in bedrooms, but if it does not escape, it is not unhealthful.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Do not tempt the palate by a great variety of unhealthful dainties.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Horses sent from the unhealthful to the healthful stables did not communicate the disease.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • Its not a bad or unhealthful smell, but it is peculiar, and many will not like it.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • These lighter drinks are not unhealthful and do not, as I believe, create a craving for stronger beverages.

  • It is a frequent cause of constipation and other unhealthful conditions.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Below the knees were watery caverns, black and oozy, foul and unhealthful.

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