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healthy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of healthy

  1. 1 enjoying health and vigor always a hard worker, Grandma has remained healthy into her 80s Synonyms of healthy able-bodied, bouncing, fit, hale, hearty, robust, sound, well, well-conditioned, whole, wholesome Words Related to healthy hard, hardy, iron, lusty, rugged, stalwart, strong, sturdy, tough; ambulatory, nondisabled, uncrippled; active, agile, chipper, lively, sprightful, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vital; blooming, clean-cut, flourishing, flush, prospering, thriving; all right, good, right Phrases in fine fettle, in shape, in the pink Near Antonyms of healthy decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, run-down, sickened, sickly, weak, weakened, weakly, worn-out; challenged, crippled, debilitated, differently abled, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; delicate, fragile, frail; emaciated, gaunt, haggard, malnourished, undernourished; afflicted, troubled; bad, poorly Antonyms of healthy ailing, diseased, ill, sick, unfit, unhealthy, unsound, unwell

  2. 2 beneficial to the health of body or mind the air in here isn't healthy ads that promote healthy eating habits Synonyms of healthy good, healthful, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesomeWords Related to healthy alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms of healthy damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms of healthy insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

  3. 3 sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention a healthy turnout of volunteers to plant trees on Arbor Day Synonyms of healthy biggish, good, goodly, handsome, considerable, largish, major, respectable, significant, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, substantive, tidyWords Related to healthy big, bulky, hefty, hulking, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), voluminous; astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gigantic, great, herculean, huge, immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, titanic, tremendous, whoppingNear Antonyms of healthy measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, puny, trifling, trivial, unimportant; marginal, meager (or meagre), slight; little, small, tiny, undersized (also undersize); bitty, diminutive, miniature, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, smallishAntonyms of healthy inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal

  4. 4 marked by vigorous growth and well-being especially economically coming out of a prolonged recession, the restaurant business seemed to be healthy again Synonyms of healthy booming, boomy, flourishing, golden, halcyon, prosperous, lush, palmy, prospering, roaring, successful, thrivingWords Related to healthy affluent, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, substantial, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do; comfortableNear Antonyms of healthy declining, dying, failing, floundering, languishing, struggling; bankrupt, bankrupted, insolventAntonyms of healthy depressed, unprosperous, unsuccessful

Synonym Discussion of healthy

healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease.
    • a healthy family
sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction.
    • a sound heart
wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance.
    • a face with a wholesome glow
robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly.
    • a lively, robust little boy
hale applies particularly to robustness in old age.
    • still hale at the age of eighty
well implies merely freedom from disease or illness.
    • she has never been a well person


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