unsanitary

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unclean, polluted, contaminated; unhealthy. See uncleanness.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unclean, dirty, unhealthy, unhygienic, filthy, contaminated, foul, polluted, germ-infested, tainted.
ANT.: sanitary, clean, sterile, antiseptic

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  • unsanitary — index insalubrious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unsanitary — (adj.) 1871, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SANITARY (Cf. sanitary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsanitary — [adj] dirty, unclean contaminated, dusty, filthy, foul, grimy, messy, muddy, polluted, rancid, rank, rotten, sloppy, soiled, stained, stinking, sullied, tarnished, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic; concept 621 …   New thesaurus

  • unsanitary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not sanitary …   English terms dictionary

  • unsanitary — [unsan′ə ter΄ē] adj. not sanitary; unhealthful or likely to cause disease …   English World dictionary

  • unsanitary — [[t]ʌ̱nsæ̱nɪtri, AM teri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is unsanitary is dirty and unhealthy, so that you may catch a disease from it. ...diseases caused by unsanitary conditions... Discharge of raw sewage into the sea is unsanitary and unsafe.… …   English dictionary

  • unsanitary — un|san|i|tar|y [ ʌn sænı,teri ] adjective an unsanitary place is so dirty that you might catch diseases by going there: unsanitary living conditions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsanitary — UK [ʌnˈsænɪt(ə)rɪ] / US [ʌnˈsænɪˌterɪ] adjective an unsanitary place is so dirty that you might catch diseases by going there unsanitary living conditions …   English dictionary

  • unsanitary — insanitary, unsanitary Insanitary is more usual word in BrE and means ‘not sanitary’ in the sense ‘dirty, unhealthy’; both forms are used in this meaning in AmE. Fowler (1926) proposed a more neutral meaning for unsanitary, i.e. ‘lacking and not… …   Modern English usage

  • unsanitary — unsanitarily, adv. /un san i ter ee/, adj. not sanitary; unhealthy or unhealthful; tending to harbor or spread disease: unsanitary living conditions. Also, insanitary. [1870 75; UN 1 + SANITARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • unsanitary — SYN: insanitary. * * * un·san·i·tary san ə .ter ē adj not sanitary: INSANITARY <unsanitary conditions> …   Medical dictionary

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