Part of speech: adjective

Injurious to health; deleterious; also, mentally or morally injurious; pernicious.

Part of speech: adjective

Impaired in health; sickly.

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Usage examples "unwholesome":

  1. A change as unusual as it was unwholesome came upon the ocean. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
  2. The faint- hearted Spaniards, who never could meet any trouble without grumbling, were now in the depths of despair and angry discontent; and it had not pleased them to be put on a short allowance of even the unwholesome provisions that remained from the original store. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
  3. A rear basement, dark and damp and unwholesome, for which the landlord, along with the privilege of keeping a stand in the street, which was not his to give, made them pay twelve dollars a month. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.