Definition of unhygienic in English:

unhygienic

adjective

  • Not clean or sanitary.

    ‘damp, unhygienic accommodation’
    • ‘Why did it have to be the audit commission that lambasted hospitals for being filthy and unhygienic?’
    • ‘The conditions are so unhygienic and ugly-the rooms are not even sanitized, cleaned, or air-conditioned.’
    • ‘The toilet facilities in most grounds are a disgrace - they're unhealthy, unhygienic and should be levelled and rebuilt.’
    • ‘What food is available is frequently contaminated because of pollution and unhygienic conditions.’
    • ‘Poor environmental sanitation and unhygienic personal habits appear to predispose them to the risk of infections.’
    • ‘Would we stop buying and become filthy / unhygienic cretins?’
    • ‘At some schools, parents formed working bees on weekends to clean unhygienic toilet blocks.’
    • ‘More than half the eating places visited by Oldham council officials in the last three months were dirty and unhygienic and had to be served with enforcement notices.’
    • ‘Perhaps this is the reason why it remains uncared for, unsightly, filthy and unhygienic.’
    • ‘Unclean bottles or those washed with water stored in unhygienic conditions can cause diarrhoea in infants.’
    • ‘As the Evening Press Easter investigation had found, many were dirty and unhygienic - hardly creating the best impression.’
    • ‘Well, 99% of this street food is made and served in the most unhygienic and filthy conditions.’
    • ‘They are unsightly, unhygienic, and at times unsafe.’
    • ‘The unhygienic practice of open defecation leads to contamination of water sources and high incidence of disease.’
    • ‘There are gaps between the new and the old tiles that will be difficult to clean and therefore unhygienic.’
    • ‘I do not understand why the municipal public health and hygiene authorities are not able to tighten their control over unhygienic establishments.’
    • ‘For example, why should our cities and villages be so unclean and unhygienic?’
    • ‘Five food stores in Tooting have been temporarily closed down in the last two months for being dirty, unhygienic and riddled with vermin.’
    • ‘This is not only unhygienic but also adds to the environment pollution.’
    • ‘But urgent refurbishments on things such as faulty lifts, damaged fire alarms, unhygienic kitchens and poor sanitation were also needed.’
    insanitary, unsanitary, dirty, filthy, unclean, impure, contaminated, unhealthy, deleterious, detrimental, harmful, unwholesome, germ-ridden, germy, disease-ridden, infested, insalubrious, noxious, polluted, foul, septic
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Pronunciation

unhygienic

/ʌnhʌɪˈdʒiːnɪk/