not wholesome; specif.,
- harmful to body or mind; unhealthful
- having unsound health or an unhealthy appearance
- morally harmful or corrupt
Origin of unwholesomeMiddle English unholsom
- Not conducive to good health; unhealthy: unwholesome foods.
- Suggestive of disease or bad health: an unwholesome pallor.
- Not conducive to morality; morally harmful: found his enthusiasm for gambling unwholesome.
(comparative more unwholesome, superlative most unwholesome)