Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not promoting health; unwholesome: an insalubrious environment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. unhealthful, not providing or promoting health

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not salubrious or healthful; unwholesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not salubrious; unfavorable to health; unwholesome: as, insalubrious air.
  • Synonyms See healthy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. detrimental to health

Etymologies

in- +‎ salubrious (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Texaco is an "insalubrious" shantytown named for a nearby oil refinery, and the so-called Christ is a city planner who has come to bulldoze this slum in the name of progress.

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  • Think of it as a miniature Camden Crawl with less townie posturing, and no need for wristbands.www.treorchytown.co.ukFrank's Café and Campari Bar is set in an insalubrious multistorey car park in Peckham, but don't let that put you off.

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  • Exhibition galleries are often dark and dusty, guidebooks and recordings pedantic, dining facilities basic, toilets insalubrious and bookshops poorly stocked.

    The Joy of Museums That Live in the Past

  • Here, after being rubbed down by our brilliant tour physio, we headed south towards Palma airport to an old favourite for dinner, C'an Jordi +34 971491909 in a rather insalubrious village, Ciudad Jardín.

    Cycling gastro tour of Mallorca: meals on wheels

  • And what happens midway though weekly therapy if the seemingly wholesome client reveals an unseemly fetish, distasteful action, or insalubrious thought?

    Wayne Besen: The Religious Right's Shadow Nation

  • Horses and what they leave behind them clogged cities that were already insalubrious from coal smoke, industry and notional sewage systems.

    The Case Against Summer

  • But he brought these "ignudi" crashing down to earth, revamping them as a sequence of sexily insalubrious half-length boys, interacting equally with spectacular still-life elements and with the viewer.

    The Misery Memoirist

  • But the darkened sun and the insalubrious sheen upon the pale stones in the road put me in mind of passing through a portal of some sinister aspect.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • Everything about modern living that makes it modern -- processed food, suburban sprawl, labor-saving technology, mass media marketing -- is obesigenic, and conducive to the insalubrious application of feet and forks.

    Overpopulation: 9 Billion Things to Talk About

  • Campaigners claim nearly 100 construction workers have died on Commonwealth Games sites, from accidents or contagious illness contracted in the insalubrious and crowded camps set up as temporary accommodation.

    Delhi battling human and financial cost of hosting Commonwealth Games

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