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adjective unhealthy pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈhelθi/
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  1. 1
    ill, or not physically fit
    Your skin looks pale and unhealthy.
  2. 3
    not good for you in a physical way
    Everyone knows smoking is unhealthy.
    an unhealthy lifestyle
    1. a.
      not good for you in an emotional way
      His obsession with cleanliness is positively unhealthy.
      She said it was unhealthy to bottle up your problems.
    2. b.
      ill, or not physically fit
      Your skin looks pale and unhealthy.

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