- unfavorable to health; unwholesome.
Origin of insalubrious
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Examples from the Web for insalubrious
This was an extremely dark and brutal (and insalubrious) country well into the 20th century.Ebola and America’s Childish Narcissism
October 18, 2014
In the world of the MRI and the PET scan, it seems that there is “more than one echo of the insalubrious past.”The Best of Brit Lit
February 2, 2011
The colouring-matters ought not to be of an insalubrious kind.
There was about it all that last night look which is so unpleasant and insalubrious.The Sins of the Children
He would have let the house, but could find no tenant, in consequence of its ineligible and insalubrious site.Jane Eyre
The insalubrious climate and various military expeditions are continually causing losses of men.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898
E. H. Blair
It has a population of about 10,000, an insalubrious climate and bad water.
- not salubrious; unpleasant, unhealthy, or sordid
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Word Origin and History for insalubrious
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