1) (not healthy: He is fat and unhealthy - he doesn't take enough exercise.) enfermo, enfermizo
2) (dangerous: The situation was getting unhealthy.) malsano; peligroso
- unhealthiness
unhealthy adj
1. de mala salud / enfermizo
un unhealthy child un niño enfermizo
2. poco saludable
too much sugar is unhealthy demasiado azúcar no es saludable
El comparativo de unhealthy se escribe unhealthier; el superlativo se escribe unhealthiest
adjective (comp unhealthier, superl unhealthiest)
1 (place) malsano,-a, insalubre
2 (ill) enfermizo,-a, enfermo,-a
3 figurative use (unnatural) morboso,-a, malsano,-a
unhealthy [.ʌn'hɛlɵi] adj, -thier ; -est
1) unwholesome: insalubre, malsano, nocivo a la salud
an unhealthy climate: un clima insalubre
2) sickly: de mala salud, enfermizo
enfermizo, -a adj.
enfermo, -a adj.
insalubre adj.
insaludable adj.
malo, -a adj.
malsano, -a adj.
adjective -thier, -thiest
a) <person> de mala salud; <complexion> enfermizo; <climate/conditions> poco saludable, insalubre, malsano; <food> malo para la salud
b) (morbid) <interest/obsession> malsano, morboso
ADJ (compar unhealthier) (superl unhealthiest)
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

2) (=harmful) [climate, place, environment] malsano, insalubre; [diet, lifestyle, food] poco sano; [working conditions] poco saludable, insalubre
3) (=unwholesome) [interest, fascination, curiosity] malsano, morboso; [obsession] enfermizo, malsano
* * *
adjective -thier, -thiest
a) <person> de mala salud; <complexion> enfermizo; <climate/conditions> poco saludable, insalubre, malsano; <food> malo para la salud
b) (morbid) <interest/obsession> malsano, morboso

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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