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Definition 1: not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unhealthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unhealthy ulcers

(unhealthy is similar to ...) swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid

(unhealthy is similar to ...) larger than normal

"enlarged joints"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease

"the rabid animal's frothing mouth"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) suffering from tissue death

(unhealthy is similar to ...) resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened

"eyes inflamed with crying"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) characterized or caused by inflammation

"an inflammatory process" "an inflammatory response"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) growing abnormally into the flesh

"an ingrown toenail"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

(unhealthy is similar to ...) characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)

"membranous gastritis"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) affected by a disorder of the mind

"a mental patient" "mental illness"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) tending to cause inflammation

(unhealthy is similar to ...) unhealthy looking

(unhealthy is similar to ...) having sore eyes; suffering from pinkeye or conjunctivitis

(unhealthy is similar to ...) suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight

(unhealthy is similar to ...) abnormally swollen or knotty

"varicose veins"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

"diseased tonsils" "a morbid growth" "pathologic tissue" "pathological bodily processes"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) suffering from excessive loss of water from the body

"fever resulted from becoming dehydrated" "was dehydrated after the marathon"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells

(unhealthy is similar to ...) severely inflamed and painful

"an angry sore"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) of or pertaining to arthritis

"my creaky old joints" "rheumy with age and grief"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) relating to breathing with a whistling sound

(unhealthy is similar to ...) physically unsound or diseased

"has a bad back" "a bad heart" "bad teeth" "an unsound limb" "unsound teeth"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) covered with small blisters

(unhealthy is similar to ...) abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

"hungry children with bloated stomachs" "he had a grossly distended stomach" "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids" "swollen hands" "tumescent tissue" "puffy tumid flesh"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) (of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed

"bloodshot eyes"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) having an ulcer or canker

(unhealthy is similar to ...) afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle

(unhealthy is similar to ...) (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay

(unhealthy is similar to ...) of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike

(unhealthy is similar to ...) having chilblains

"her poor chilblained hands"

(unhealthy is similar to ...) suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal

(unhealthy is similar to ...) suffering from windburn

(means also ...) physically weak

"an invalid's frail body"

(means also ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

(means also ...) detrimental to physical or moral well-being

"unwholesome food" "unwholesome habits like smoking"

(means also ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

(... are attributes of unhealthy) a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease

"physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

Definition 2: not conducive to good health - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unhealthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unhealthy diet of fast foods
  • an unhealthy climate

(unhealthy is similar to ...) detrimental to good health

"unhealthful air pollution" "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"

Definition 3: detrimental to health - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for unhealthy in the sense of this definition

(unhealthy is similar to ...) detrimental to physical or moral well-being

"unwholesome food" "unwholesome habits like smoking"

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