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unhealthy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unhealthy

  1. 1 bad for the well-being of the body <we knew that the junk food at the carnival was unhealthy, but it tasted so good!> Synonyms insalubrious, noisome, noxious, sickly, unhealthful, unwholesome Related Words germy, insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary; nonnutritious; poisonous, toxic; fatal, lethal, mortal Near Antonyms hygienic, sanitary; nutritious Antonyms healthful, healthy

  2. 2 involving potential loss or injury <criticism of the military dictatorship has proved to be unhealthy for several of that nation's journalists> Synonyms grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, dangerous, unsafe, venturesomeRelated Words dicey, insecure, precarious, treacherous, uncertain; ultrahazardous; chance, haphazard, random; distressing, sickening, unpleasant; ugly, wicked; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, malignant, nasty, noxious, pernicious, pestilent; deadly, deathly, destructive, dire, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderousNear Antonyms advantageous, beneficial, good; ultrasafeAntonyms harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening

  3. 3 temporarily suffering from a disorder of the body <she's been unhealthy for almost a week now> Synonyms ailing, bad, down, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, sick, unsound, unwellRelated Words symptomatic; cruddy, lousy, seedy, sickish; nauseated, nauseous, qualmish, queasy (also queazy), squeamish; airsick, carsick, seasick; dizzy, light-headed, shaky, woozy; achy, feverish; diseased, disordered; decrepit, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, invalid, sickly, weak, weakly; afflicted, troubled; challenged, debilitated, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; hypochondriac, hypochondriacalNear Antonyms able-bodied, conditioned, fit, well-conditioned; cured; better, convalescing, improved, mending, recovering, recuperating, rehabilitated; hardy, hearty, lusty, robust, rugged, stalwart, strong, tough; blooming, bouncing, chipper, flourishing, flush, thrivingAntonyms hale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome


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