healthy

Healthy means having good health. It's the opposite of sick, but also can mean "doing well" in a general sense. You can have a healthy attitude, or be served a healthy portion of food.

Health is one of the most fundamental human concerns. The ubiquitous "How are you?" is often asking after a person's health. To remember healthy think of the proverb: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise."

Definitions of healthy
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adj having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

“a rosy healthy baby”
“staying fit and healthy
Synonyms:
fit
physically and mentally sound or healthy
flushed, rose-cheeked, rosy, rosy-cheeked
having the pinkish flush of health
bouncing
vigorously healthy
firm
possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
good, sound
in excellent physical condition
hale, whole
exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health
hearty
consuming abundantly and with gusto
full-blooded, hearty, lusty, red-blooded
endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
anicteric
not affected by jaundice
rock-loving
of plants that flourish in a rocky environment
florid, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
sun-loving
(of plants) flourishing in strong sunlight
water-loving
(of plants) flourishing with lots of water
well-preserved
used of older persons who are healthy
wholesome
sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
robust
sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
well
in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
Antonyms:
unhealthy
not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
unfit
not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition
angry
severely inflamed and painful
arthritic, creaky, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy
of or pertaining to arthritis
asthmatic, wheezing, wheezy
relating to breathing with a whistling sound
bad, unfit, unsound
physically unsound or diseased
blebby, blistery
covered with small blisters
intumescent, puffy, tumescent, tumid, turgid
abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
bloodshot
(of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed
cankerous, ulcerated, ulcerous
having an ulcer or canker
carbuncled, carbuncular
afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
carious
(of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
caseous
of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike
chilblained
having chilblains
colicky, flatulent, gassy
suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
cytomegalic
of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells
dehydrated
suffering from excessive loss of water from the body
diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathological
caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
dropsical, edematous
swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
enlarged
larger than normal
foaming, foamy, frothing
producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
gangrenous, mortified
suffering from tissue death
inflamed
resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened
inflammatory
characterized or caused by inflammation
ingrowing, ingrown
growing abnormally into the flesh
icteric, jaundiced, yellow
affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
membrane-forming, membranous
characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
mental
affected by a disorder of the mind
pro-inflammatory, proinflammatory
tending to cause inflammation
sallow, sickly
unhealthy looking
sore-eyed
having sore eyes; suffering from pinkeye or conjunctivitis
sunburned, sunburnt
suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight
varicose
abnormally swollen or knotty
windburned, windburnt
suffering from windburn
frail
physically weak
ill, sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
unwholesome
detrimental to physical or moral well-being
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adj promoting health; healthful

“a healthy diet”
“clean healthy air”
“plenty of healthy sleep”
healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy”
Synonyms:
good for you, salubrious
wholesome
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

adj exercising or showing good judgment

healthy scepticism”
“a healthy fear of rattlesnakes”
“the healthy attitude of French laws”
healthy relations between labor and management”
Synonyms:
intelligent, level-headed, levelheaded, sound
reasonable, sensible
showing reason or sound judgment

adj large in amount or extent or degree

Synonyms:
goodish, goodly, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy
considerable
large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

adj financially secure and functioning well

“a healthy economy”
Synonyms:
sound
financially secure and safe

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