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Can somebody help me with a word for unhealthy and dirty lifestyle.

Example: Colin is a rather obese boy, spends most his time playing video games and eating junk food. He follows such a _________ lifestyle.


Without context it’s hard to tell, but you might be thinking about a slob:

(informal) A person who is lazy and has low standards of cleanliness:
he’s a slob and expects others to clean up after him (– Oxford Dictionaries Online)

If you want a noun you can use slobbishness; an adjective for “lifestyle” would be slobbish.


Consider slovenly as an alternative. Link-MW OED

OED describes it as:

  1. Of a person or (occas.) an animal. Thesaurus » a. Untidy, dirty; habitually careless, indolent, or negligent with regard to appearance,
    personal hygiene, household cleanliness, etc.

Dissolute is a term often associated to the lifestyle you are referring to:

  • used to describe someone (such as a person who often gets drunk) whose way of living is considered morally wrong.

  • lacking restraint; especially : marked by indulgence in things (as drink or promiscuous sex) deemed vices, the dissolute and degrading aspects of human nature Wallace Fowlie.


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