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Definitions and Synonyms of unhealthful | Another word for unhealthful | What is unhealthful?

Definition 1: detrimental to good health - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unhealthful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unhealthful air pollution
  • unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint

(unhealthful is similar to ...) that cripples or disables or incapacitates

"a crippling injury"

(unhealthful is similar to ...) of or relating to or causing pathological changes in cells

(unhealthful is similar to ...) able to cause disease

"infective agents" "pathogenic bacteria"

(unhealthful is similar to ...) not having a medicinal effect or not medically prescribed

"he took mind-altering drugs for nonmedicinal reasons"

(unhealthful is similar to ...) not conducive to good health

"an unhealthy diet of fast foods" "an unhealthy climate"

(means also ...) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"

(means also ...) of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

"suffering from exposure to toxic substances"

(means also ...) detrimental to physical or moral well-being

"unwholesome food" "unwholesome habits like smoking"

Definition 2: not sanitary or healthful - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unhealthful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unsanitary open sewers
  • grim and unsanitary conditions

Synonyms for unhealthful in the sense of this definition

(unhealthful is similar to ...) unclean and constituting a likely cause of disease

"pathetic dogs kept in small unhygienic cages"

Definition 3: detrimental to health - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for unhealthful in the sense of this definition

(unhealthful is similar to ...) detrimental to physical or moral well-being

"unwholesome food" "unwholesome habits like smoking"

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