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[ uhn-helth-fuhl ]


  1. not conducive to good health; unwholesome:

    unhealthful food.

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Other Words From

  • un·healthful·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unhealthful1

First recorded in 1570–80; un- 1 + healthful

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Example Sentences

You can even recommend that people eat really unhealthful diets.

But when it comes to transportation and electricity generation, Romney also encourages unhealthful consumption habits.

Chick-fil-A willfully embraces unhealthful consumption habits.

Some warn that many of her recipes have an unhealthful reliance on processed ingredients.

Here a fort was built; but the spot proved so unhealthful that many colonists died.

Of course, such a country was unhealthful, and father's family was much troubled with sickness.

It is also claimed that mourning is directly unhealthful on account of injurious components of the black dyes used.

Nothing can be more unhealthful than the dawdling habit of wading out ankle-deep or knee-deep, and waiting to get your courage up.

A person who exercises but little, requires no drink, between meals, for health; and the craving for it is unhealthful.