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English adjective: unhealthy

1. unhealthy not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind


SamplesUnhealthy ulcers.


Similarangry, arthritic, asthmatic, bad, blebby, blistery, bloodshot, cankerous, carbuncled, carbuncular, carious, caseous, chilblained, colicky, creaky, cytomegalic, dehydrated, diseased, dropsical, edematous, enlarged, flatulent, foaming, foamy, frothing, gangrenous, gassy, icteric, inflamed, inflammatory, ingrowing, ingrown, intumescent, jaundiced, membrane-forming, membranous, mental, morbid, mortified, pathologic, pathological, pro-inflammatory, proinflammatory, puffy, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy, sallow, sickly, sore-eyed, sunburned, sunburnt, tumescent, tumid, turgid, ulcerated, ulcerous, unfit, unsound, varicose, wheezing, wheezy, windburned, windburnt, yellow


See alsofrail, ill, sick, unfit, unwholesome


Attributehealth, wellness


Antonymshealthy

2. unhealthy detrimental to health


Synonymsinsalubrious, unhealthful


Similarunwholesome


Antonymswholesome

3. unhealthy not conducive to good health


SamplesAn unhealthy diet of fast foods.
An unhealthy climate.


Similarunhealthful


Antonymshealthful









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