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Synonyms for unhealthy
ʌnˈhɛl θiun·healthy

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  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 WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. carbuncled

    marked with red sores

    Submitted by JohnTravers on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. unhealthyadjective

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

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How to use unhealthy in a sentence?

  1. Douglas Kratt:

    The Fourth has some other risks for our pets, such as an abundance of unhealthy and accessible foods at parties, dangerous summer heat, and dangerous debris on the ground following fireworks displays.

  2. Katie Hood:

    I think the idea behind #ThatsNotLove is how can we think of a lot of different, creative ways to emphasize the same core message, which is that there is a difference between relationships that are about love and relationships that are about control, that you can see in some of the earliest phases of a relationship behaviors that are healthy and unhealthy, we're trying to sort of make this very clear, that every kid has a stake in solving this problem. Every kid has a stake in working for change and thereby make it easier for people to do so.

  3. Brian Laundrie:

    Some can do that silently within the vehicle, even seated next to one another, others will need to pull over in a town or out on the road, and allow each other that space. Without planning a method for conflict management ahead of time, the van... can quickly become a toxic and unhealthy environment.

  4. David Ley:

    For years, the field of mental health believed masturbation and homosexuality were unhealthy, and that interest in fetish was statistically rare and usually unhealthy, it turns out we’ve been wrong on all counts.

  5. Peggy Orenstein:

    Girls are learning at the youngest ages that their value comes from how they look, and the definition of attractive is very narrowly defined as being sexy or sassy (for the younger girls), sexuality is imposed upon them inappropriately, and they are encouraged to define their bodies -- not by how their bodies feel to themselves, but by how they look to others. This creates vulnerabilities for girls to the pitfalls we worry about -- distorted body image, eating disorders, depression and unhealthy sexual behavior.

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