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[in-suh-loo-bree-uh s]
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  1. unfavorable to health; unwholesome.
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Origin of insalubrious

1630–40; < Latin insalūbri(s) + -ous. See in-3, salubrious
Related formsin·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbin·sa·lu·bri·ty [in-suh-loo-bri-tee] /ˌɪn səˈlu brɪ ti/, noun
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dangerous, deleterious, destructive, harmful, lethal, noxious, pernicious, poisonous, rotten, spoiled, toxic, unhealthy, venomous, virulent, contaminated, septic

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British Dictionary definitions for insalubrious


  1. not salubrious; unpleasant, unhealthy, or sordid
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Derived Formsinsalubriously, adverbinsalubrity (ˌɪnsəˈluːbrɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for insalubrious


1630s, from Latin insalubris "unhealthy, unwholesome," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + salubris (see salubrious).

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