- unfavorable to health; unwholesome.
Origin of insalubrious
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But this richness of the soil is counterbalanced by the insalubrity of the climate.The Desert World
Exposure, toil, and the insalubrity of the marshy ground, consigned one hundred thousand to the grave during this first year.The Empire of Russia
John S. C. Abbott
Katharine had shortly before complained of the insalubrity of Buckden and its distance from London.
With all its attractions, however, Victoria will never become a desirable place of residence, on account of its insalubrity.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
The insalubrity of the climate, the summer and autumn of the year 1809 being unusually sickly.
- not salubrious; unpleasant, unhealthy, or sordid
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Word Origin and History for insalubrity
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