unwholesomely

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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unwholesome
c.1200, from un- (1) "not" + wholesome. Cf. Flem. onheylsaem, Ger. unheilsam, O.N. uheilsamr.
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