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insalubrity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insalubrity the quality of being insalubrious and debilitating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insalubrity Unhealthfulness; unwholesomeness; as, the insalubrity of air, water, or climate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insalubrity Lack of salubrity; unhealthfulness; unwholesomeness.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. insalubrite,

Usage

In literature:

They do not permit rice to be sown within two miles of the cities, on account of the insalubrity.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
With all its attractions, however, Victoria will never become a desirable place of residence, on account of its insalubrity.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
The name Colico, indeed, might be literally taken in English as descriptive of the local insalubrity.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867" by Various
The public are not sufficiently impressed with the alarming insalubrity of such situations.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
This insalubrity is produced by the low islands adjoining the city, which are frequently overflowed.
"The City of the Mormons" by Henry Caswall
Marshes, climatic effects of draining, 358; insalubrity of mixture of fresh and salt water in, 417.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
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