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Synonyms for unwholesome
ʌnˈhoʊl səm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwholesome(adj)

    detrimental to physical or moral well-being

    "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"

    Antonyms:
    wholesome, alimental, organic, salubrious, solid, nourishing, hearty, square, healthy, good for you(p), substantial, alimentary, nutritive, satisfying, heart-healthy, nutritious, nutrient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unwholesome

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwholesome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    insalubrious, unhealthy, unhealthful, noxious, noisome, deleterious, baneful, poisonous, injurious to health

  2. unwholesome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pernicious (to the mind), injudicious, unsound

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwholesome(a)

    Synonyms:
    baneful, insalubrious, unhealthy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unwholesome":

    unhealthy

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How to use unwholesome in a sentence?

  1. Charles Lamb:

    Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.


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