Definition of insalubrious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈlo͞obrēəs/


(Especially of a climate or locality) not salubrious; unhealthy.
Example sentences
  • Partly it's because Shakespeare has become tainted with the insalubrious whiff of the schoolroom.
  • He may have preferred topographical specificity, but given his delicate health, he would have been ill-advised to visit any such insalubrious clime.
  • It was the last activity that afforded the abundant raw material, the insalubrious waste known as coal tar.



Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈlo͞obrədē/
Example sentences
  • An argument against this, however, is that following the Civil War the South did experience considerable migration from the North despite its reputation for insalubrity.
  • For, as we have seen, the misfortunes of the city were due to the insalubrity of its climate and the collapse of the Portuguese power and commerce in the East.
  • It will in all probability become a place of the first consequence, notwithstanding the insalubrity of its climate, and the dreadful tempests it is subject to in winter.


Mid 17th century: from Latin insalubris (from in- 'not' + salubris 'salubrious') + -ous.

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Syllabification: in·sa·lu·bri·ous

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