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[ US /ənˈhɛɫθfəɫ/ ]
  1. detrimental to good health
    unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint
    unhealthful air pollution
  2. not sanitary or healthful
    grim and unsanitary conditions
    unsanitary open sewers
  3. detrimental to health
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How To Use unhealthful In A Sentence

  • People living in areas that scored highest on the sprawl scale reported the most problems, with the unhealthful effects appearing to disproportionately affect the poor and the elderly.
  • It's over-eating, eating unhealthful food, & the lack of exercise which heightens the probability of one getting fat.
  • Whole milk adds unhealthful saturated fat and extra calories to a child's diet, he says. Help kids maintain a healthy diet without a hefty cost
  • I wonder if the what has driven Baby Boomers, of which I am one, to seek a nanny state, banning all mannyer of "unhealthful" things is what makes them so prone to the Republican fearmongering. Quote Of The Day
  • A growing body of research has examined the relationship between reading magazines of this genre and the development of cognitions consistent with body image disturbance and unhealthful attitudes about food.
  • For example, companies can have certain employee check the physical environment and prohibit those designs which are in disorder, unhealthful , or excessively eccentric.
  • Weight-conscious mothers beware: Counting your young daughter's calories - and your own - may lead her to develop unhealthful eating habits.
  • It is to the former that its unhealthfulness is generally due.
  • Average consumption of trans fatty acids - an unhealthful type of fat found in margarine, baked goods and many processed foods - also rose.
  • That, of course, is unhealthful to begin with, being that it would be comprable to "unwrapped" treats instead of factory-sealed mini candy bars. Healthful Treats for Hallowe'en? It's Sacriholidayous
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