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Synonyms for unhealthy
ʌnˈhɛl θiun·healthy

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. unhealthyadjective


  2. unhealthyadjective

    The villagers lived in unhealthy surroundings.


  3. unhealthyadjective

    He was an unhealthy child.


  4. unhealthyadjective

    He liked unhealthy reading material.


  5. unhealthyadjective

    He had an unhealthy interest in fire.


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unhealthyadjective

    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

    "unhealthy ulcers"

    insalubrious, unhealthful

    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, unhealthyadjective

    detrimental to health

    unsanitary, insanitary, insalubrious, unhealthful

    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. unhealthyadjective

    not conducive to good health

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

    insalubrious, unhealthful

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. carbuncled

    marked with red sores

    Submitted by JohnTravers on September 4, 2019  
  2. medical condition

    a type of disease that affect’s physical health

    mark had a medical condition in his heart, luckily the doctors treated it

    Submitted by cj_t on July 9, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unhealthyadjective

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

  2. unhealthyadjective

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

  3. unhealthyadjective

    morbid, indicative of disease

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unhealthyadjective

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

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  1. Emily Nash:

    We just decided enough is enough. It's becoming an unhealthy and unpleasant atmosphere, and we feel as a responsible title we can take a stand and lead the way on this.

  2. Michelle Anthony:

    So trying out meanness is not something we can or should eradicate, it's normal to want to feel powerful and to exert influence on your environment. It's healthy. What is unhealthy is when the means by which a child does that is at the social expense of another.

  3. Keith Black:

    I think the fact that he’s a pastor is not lost on this story, and whether you’re religious or not, one thing to me has been very clear in dealing with cancer patients, and that is the patient attitude clearly affects hormonal levels in the body and their immune system— if someone is very worried or very negative, you get a release of chemicals in the body that are unhealthy for your body and immune system, whether it was his belief that he would do better, belief that divine intervention would help him do better, or whether it was actually divine intervention, obviously we don’t know, but it’s very clear that attitude makes a real difference in outcome with cancer.

  4. Laura Berman:

    These studies can only suggest an association and can not establish causation, for example, some women who report high stress may also have decreased sleep, irregular or unhealthy diets, or increased rates of substance use. It is unclear whether it is the' stress' that causes the adverse outcome.

  5. Rebecca Puhl:

    A common perception is that a little shame or stigma might motivate people to lose weight, but that is not what we see in research, in fact, when people experience weight stigma this actually contributes to unhealthy eating behaviors, lower physical activity and weight gain.

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