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insalubrious (adj) unwholesome; not healthful.

An insalubrious place is a place unpleasant to live in and is bad for health. Insalubrious conditions are unhealthy conditions. In insalubrious conditions people find their health damaged. If a doctor advises you to move out of an insalubrious area, he tells you to go to a healthy place. You are naturally unhappy when you have to move to an insalubrious area, because it is unpleasant and unhealthy.

  • Peter's official duties required his prolonged stay in a suburban locality. With his bronchial asthma, he was unwilling to move to the insalubrious place afraid that it would worsen his condition.
  • The lack of hygiene among the people living in the area and the climate too made the place insalubrious. People conscious about their health were unwilling to move into the area, because it was not good for health.
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