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Synonyms for unhealthy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unhealthy(adj)

    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

    "unhealthy ulcers"

    Synonyms:
    insalubrious, unhealthful

    Antonyms:
    hearty, sound, rosy-cheeked, well-preserved, healthy, healthful, florid, anicteric, sun-loving, rose-cheeked, rubicund, full-blooded, flushed, wholesome, bouncing, firm, whole, sanguine, rosy, red-blooded, hale, lusty, rock-loving, water-loving, ruddy, good

  2. insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy(adj)

    detrimental to health

    Synonyms:
    unsanitary, insanitary, insalubrious, unhealthful

    Antonyms:
    anicteric, sound, hearty, full-blooded, good, rock-loving, bouncing, rubicund, sanguine, wholesome, sun-loving, rosy-cheeked, ruddy, red-blooded, whole, well-preserved, lusty, rose-cheeked, water-loving, florid, healthy, rosy, firm, hale, flushed, healthful

  3. unhealthy(adj)

    not conducive to good health

    "an unhealthy diet of fast foods"; "an unhealthy climate"

    Synonyms:
    insalubrious, unhealthful

    Antonyms:
    good, sound, florid, flushed, bouncing, hearty, well-preserved, wholesome, rosy-cheeked, sun-loving, water-loving, anicteric, ruddy, sanguine, healthy, full-blooded, rosy, rose-cheeked, rock-loving, healthful, whole, red-blooded, lusty, firm, hale, rubicund

Wiktionary

  1. unhealthy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    healthy

  2. unhealthy(adjective)

    The villagers lived in unhealthy surroundings.

    Antonyms:
    healthy

  3. unhealthy(adjective)

    He was an unhealthy child.

    Antonyms:
    healthy

  4. unhealthy(adjective)

    He liked unhealthy reading material.

    Antonyms:
    healthy

  5. unhealthy(adjective)

    He had an unhealthy interest in fire.

    Antonyms:
    healthy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unhealthy

    Synonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, failing, fainting, fragile, frail, ill, sick, unsound, wasted, weak, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sound, strong, vigorous, well, wholesome

Editors Contribution

  1. carbuncled

    marked with red sores

    Submitted by JohnTravers on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unhealthy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unsound, diseased, sickly, not vigorous, not well, out of health

  2. unhealthy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unwholesome, insalubrious, deleterious, poisonous, morbific, unhealthful. noxious, unfavorable to health

  3. unhealthy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    morbid, indicative of disease

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unhealthy(a)

    Synonyms:
    unhealthful, unwholesome, insalubrious, noxious, noisome, pestiferous, pernicious, unsanitary, unhygienic, morbid, morbific, pestilent, insalutary, sickly, unsound, diseased, morbid, invalid

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4320ill
#4358sick
#4981weak
#7827worn
#8215failing
#9672harmful
#11658delicate
#12442wasted
#14236fragile
#14778exhausted
#16845unsafe
#23834unhealthy
#32523frail
#33192diseased
#38072substandard
#44199fainting
#53805unsound
#89296emaciated
#93328unsanitary
#101921unwholesome
#167236unhygienic
#196741unhealthful
#247111insanitary

How to use unhealthy in a sentence?

  1. Mark Kelly:

    When you look at the ... atmosphere on the limb of the Earth, I wouldn't say it looks unhealthy, but it definitely looks very, very fragile and just kind of like this thin film, so it looks like something that we definitely need to take care of.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    I believe that every one of my colleagues knows our present situation is unhealthy for this body and for any administration.

  3. Ashley Graham:

    There are too many people thinking they can look at a girl my size and say that we are unhealthy, you can't. Only my doctor can.

  4. Mmusi Maimane:

    I'm not fundamentally capitalist or socialist. If you held a gun to my head, I would say I believe in a declining state and increasing private sector, i would work closely with unions but we're not compromised by being in an unhealthy alliance with them.

  5. Ishwarlal Jialal:

    When people are n’t overweight, they don’t have the incentive to work out and get in shape, but without regular exercise, they just get more and more unhealthy.


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