unwholesome

[uhn-hohl-suhm]
adjective
1.
not wholesome; unhealthful; deleterious to health or physical or moral well-being: unwholesome food; unwholesome activities.
2.
not sound in health; unhealthy, especially in appearance; suggestive of disease: an unwholesome pallor.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English; see un-1, wholesome

unwholesomely, adverb
unwholesomeness, noun


1. insalubrious, noxious, pernicious.
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unwholesome (ʌnˈhəʊlsəm)
 
adj
1.  detrimental to physical or mental health: an unwholesome climate
2.  morally harmful or depraved: unwholesome practices
3.  indicative of illness, esp in appearance
4.  (esp of food) of inferior quality
 
un'wholesomely
 
adv
 
un'wholesomeness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

unwholesome
c.1200, from un- (1) "not" + wholesome. Cf. Flem. onheylsaem, Ger. unheilsam, O.N. uheilsamr.
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Example sentences
Such a drastic and far-reaching policy had to have unwholesome repercussions
  upon the population framework.
Others solely cram in decaying and unwholesome squats where eking out a descent
  living is as tough as finding out a balanced life.
Plants will be responsible for preventing meat and poultry that are unsafe or
  unwholesome from entering the food supply.
In addition to the moral failures underscored, the report reveals unwholesome
  social policy trends.
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