unhealthy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ʌnˈhɛlθi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʌnˈhɛlθi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(un helthē)

Inflections of 'unhealthy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
unhealthier
adj comparative
unhealthiest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•health•y /ʌnˈhɛlθi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. Pathologynot in a state of good or normal health;
    diseased:has been unhealthy for years.
  2. Pathologyshowing signs of, or resulting from, bad health:skin with an unhealthy pallor.
  3. Pathologynot healthful:an unhealthy diet.
  4. morally harmful;
    corrupt;
    unnatural:an unhealthy interest in violence.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•health•y  (un helthē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -health•i•er, -health•i•est. 
  1. Pathologynot in a state of good or normal health;
    in an unsound, weak, or morbid condition.
  2. Pathologysymptomatic of or resulting from bad health:an unhealthy pallor.
  3. Pathologynot conducive to good health;
    unhealthful:Night air was formerly considered unhealthy.
  4. morally bad, harmful, or contaminating:unhealthy examples for the young.
  5. dangerous;
    risky:Asking questions in this neighborhood can be unhealthy.
un•healthi•ly, adv. 
un•healthi•ness, n. 
  • un-1 + healthy 1585–95
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sickly.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unhygienic, deleterious.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
unhealthy /ʌnˈhɛlθɪ/ adj ( -healthier, -healthiest)
  1. characterized by ill-health; sick; unwell
  2. characteristic of, conducive to, or resulting from ill-health: an unhealthy complexion, an unhealthy atmosphere
  3. morbid or unwholesome
  4. informal dangerous; risky

unˈhealthily adv unˈhealthiness n
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