- not sanitary; unhealthy or unhealthful; tending to harbor or spread disease: unsanitary living conditions.
Origin of unsanitary
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Examples from the Web for unsanitary
The majority of the early cases were traced back to unsanitary needles.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
And many parents prefer not to bring small children to the gloomy and often unsanitary hotels near the colonies.Inside the Pussy Rioters’ Russian Prisons
October 24, 2012
The camp now is now an unsanitary eyesore, strewn with garbage, drug paraphernalia, and rats looking for leftovers.Occupy Turns Sinister
November 7, 2011
For the past decade or so, curly hair has somehow signified insanity, or worse yet, implied that you were unsanitary.The Ease of Frizz
May 20, 2009
"But that would be unsanitary," piped a voice from the back of the room.City of Endless Night
I am sure it is not necessary to tell you that such filth is unsanitary.The Dude Wrangler
It was an unsanitary practice, but he had to admit that the patient was much improved.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
They were clothed in rags and their dwellings were both miserable and unsanitary.Patrician and Plebeian
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The pipes and drains were unsanitary, and the air was bad to breathe.Revolution and Other Essays
- not conducive to or promoting health; dirty or unhygienic
Word Origin and History for unsanitary
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Not sanitary.
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