An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not favoring good health)
a. poco saludable
It's unhealthy to eat chips and drink soda every day.Es poco saludable comer papas y tomar refresco todos los días.
b. insalubre
Eating too many doughnuts is unhealthy.Comer demasiadas rosquillas es insalubre.
c. malsano
Obsessing about your weight is unhealthy.Obsesionarse con el peso es malsano.
d. morboso (mental)
Thinking about your boyfriend all the time is unhealthy.Pensar un tu novio todo el tiempo es morboso.
2. (in poor health)
a. enfermo
You look unhealthy. Are you eating right?Te ves enfermo. ¿Estás comiendo bien?
b. enfermizo (chronic)
She was a very unhealthy little girl who was always sick.Era una niñita enfermiza, siempre estaba enferma.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ill)
a. enfermizo(a)
2. (unwholesome)
a. insano(a), malsano(a)
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unhealthy [ʌnˈhelθɪ]
unhealthier (comparative)unhealthiest (superlative)
1 (unwell) [+person] poco sano; enfermizo; [+complexion] poco saludable
he was an unhealthy-looking fellow era un tipo de aspecto poco sano or de aspecto enfermizo; my finances are a bit unhealthy at the moment no estoy lo que se dice muy boyante de dinero en estos momentos
I'm quite unhealthy really his skin was peculiarly splotched, which made him look unhealthy you wouldn't think that he was an unhealthy man they are unwilling to insure unhealthy people
2 (harmful) [+climate, place, environment] malsano; insalubre; [+diet, lifestyle, food] poco sano; [+working conditions] poco saludable; insalubre
hospitals are such unhealthy places he eats a very unhealthy diet An unhealthy diet of video games Soft drinks aren't inherently unhealthy
3 (unwholesome) [+interest, fascination, curiosity] malsano; morboso; [+obsession] enfermizo; malsano
he had formed an `unhealthy attachment" to his pretty young stepmother
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