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un- +‎ salutary


unsalutary (comparative more unsalutary, superlative most unsalutary)

  1. Not salutary.
    • 1786, Thomas Carlyle, History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.)[1]:
      Such Nations cannot have a King to command them; can only have this or the other scandalous swindling Copper Captain, constitutional Gilt Mountebank, or other the like unsalutary entity by way of King; and the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children in a frightful and tragical manner, little noticed in the Penny Newspapers and Periodical Literatures of this generation.
    • 1903, William Godwin, Caleb Williams[2]:
      It furnished a strong, and perhaps not an unsalutary contrast, to the terrors which had preceded, and the dreadful scenes that awaited me.