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  • adj.unhealthful
  • adj.unhealthy

synonyms for unwholesome

  • contaminated
  • dangerous
  • deleterious
  • destructive
  • harmful
  • insalubrious
  • lethal
  • noxious
  • pernicious
  • poisonous
  • rotten
  • septic
  • spoiled
  • toxic
  • unhealthy
  • unnutritious
  • venomous
  • virulent
See also synonyms for: unwholesomely / unwholesomeness
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antonyms for unwholesome

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  • healthful
  • nutritious
  • proper
  • seemly
  • wholesome
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How to use unwholesome in a sentence

The strong hand relaxed, another moment and the man, slipping round the corner like an unwholesome spirit, was gone.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
Yesterday the ground appeared, and a hard rain coming down at the same time washed off much of the unwholesome debris.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Piso says, that the flesh of the six banded is not eatable; and Nieremberg affirms, that it is unwholesome and pernicious.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The woody hollow of Cowan's Bridge was foggy, unwholesome, damp.
EMILY BRONTA. MARY F. (AGNES MARY FRANCES) ROBINSON
Clothing, also, especially in boys the breeches, may give rise during childhood to unwholesome stimulation.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
The strongest physical characteristics may be ruined if the surroundings are unwholesome and unsanitary.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
There cannot be two opinions on such a point: give up this unwholesome business and make this man, and yourself too, happy.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
I could see the seamen's backs cut up with lashes for the slightest offences; I tasted the foul, unwholesome food.
IN MADEIRA PLACEHEMAN WHITE CHAPLIN
Manheim lies between the Rhine and the Necker, in a marshy Country, which has always been reckon'd very unwholesome.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
He saw that they were just active boys, eager for life, who had been made what they were by unwholesome surroundings.
HEROES OF TO-DAYMARY R. PARKMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNWHOLESOME

  • afflicted
  • ailing
  • indisposed
  • infected
  • infectious
  • infirm
  • rotten
  • sick
  • sickly
  • tainted
  • unsound
  • unwell
  • unwholesome
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