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unhealthy

(ŭn-hĕl′thē)
adj. unhealth·ier, unhealth·iest
1.
a. Being in a state of ill health; sick.
b. Characterized by or symptomatic of ill health: an unhealthy pallor.
c. Causing or conducive to poor health; unwholesome: an unhealthy diet.
2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive: unhealthy reading material.
3. Characterized by or symptomatic of disturbed mental health: took an unhealthy interest in violence and fires.
4. Of a risky nature; dangerous: an unhealthy predicament.

un′health′i·ly adv.
un·health′i·ness n.
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Results also showed that health esteem and confidence, motivation to avoid unhealthiness and motivation for healthiness positively predicted stress management in women.
Speaking about the study, Ms Edwards told OT: "The most important point is that this study hints at strategies that should be put in place for public testing on blood pressure, particularly in places that have a measurable level of unhealthiness, as well as in places where people are not engaging in their health as much as they should be and potentially going undiagnosed with a chronic health condition such as hypertension."
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Moore seems to insist that there exists a link between sexual "unhealthiness" and villainous potential, arguing that the absence of a healthy, generative sexuality equates to a proclivity for evil.
This may or may not be reasonable, but to evidence the point, Riddle characterizes "health" as a capability of highest moral importance (because unhealthiness infects so many other functionings) and opportunities for sexual satisfaction as relatively morally unimportant.
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The phenomenon of "healthy obesity"--having a body mass index over 30 kg/[m.sup.2] but without significant metabolic risk factors--is most often a transitive phase toward unhealthiness, and not a stable physiologic stage, a report suggested.
The phenomenon of "healthy obesity"--having a body mass index greater than 30 kg/[m.sup.2] but without significant metabolic risk factors--is most often a transitive phase toward unhealthiness, and not a stable physiological stage, a new report suggests.
Agriculture was in the midst of a long recession and much of the countryside was in rural slum while the industrial towns, home of almost 80% of the population manifested a lack of amenity-high level of unhealthiness, widespread overcrowding, pollution, and above all 30% of the population lived under the 'poverty line'.
Pollan extols the pleasures and benefits of foregoing processed food by cooking at home, and Moss excoriates the unhealthiness and manipulation of those making and marketing processed food.