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I'm a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too.
Emily Deschanel

Meaning of "unhealthy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNHEALTHY

unhealthy  [ʌnˈhɛlθɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNHEALTHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unhealthy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNHEALTHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

unhealthy

Health

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain. The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the International Classification of Diseases, are commonly used to define and measure the components of health. Systematic activities to prevent or cure health problems and promote good health in humans are undertaken by health care providers.

Definition of unhealthy in the English dictionary

The first definition of unhealthy in the dictionary is characterized by ill-health; sick; unwell. Other definition of unhealthy is characteristic of, conducive to, or resulting from ill-health. Unhealthy is also morbid or unwholesome.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNHEALTHY


filthy
ˈfɪlθɪ
healthy
ˈhɛlθɪ
stealthy
ˈstɛlθɪ
wealthy
ˈwɛlθɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNHEALTHY

unhead
unheaded
unheal
unhealable
unhealed
unhealing
unhealth
unhealthful
unhealthfully
unhealthfulness
unhealthier
unhealthiest
unhealthily
unhealthiness
unheard
unheard of
unheard-of
unheart
unheated
unhedged

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNHEALTHY

apathy
creditworthy
earthy
empathy
homeopathy
homoeopathy
lengthy
McCarthy
naturopathy
neuropathy
newsworthy
noteworthy
osteopathy
sympathy
telepathy
thy
Timothy
trustworthy
unworthy
worthy

Synonyms and antonyms of unhealthy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNHEALTHY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unhealthy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unhealthy

Translation of «unhealthy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNHEALTHY

Find out the translation of unhealthy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unhealthy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unhealthy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不健康的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insalubre
570 millions of speakers

English

unhealthy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्वस्थ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ صِحِّيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нездоровый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não saudável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্বাস্থ্যকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malsain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak sihat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungesund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不健康な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병약한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora sehat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ốm yếu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆரோக்கியமற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्वस्थ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sağlıksız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

malsano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niezdrowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нездоровий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nesănătos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθυγιεινός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongesonde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ohälsosam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usunn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unhealthy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNHEALTHY»

The term «unhealthy» is very widely used and occupies the 19.416 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNHEALTHY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unhealthy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unhealthy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unhealthy

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNHEALTHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unhealthy.
1
John Anderson
But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it.
2
Erykah Badu
I have advice for people - period - who are in unhealthy relationships: Follow your heart. It will get you to where you need to be. Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's easy, the places that your heart takes you. But continue to follow it. Where the train leads you - you'll get there.
3
Mischa Barton
I'm not really sure what people's preconceived notions are. I don't look at the gossip websites - it's unhealthy and I think it's a large part of what drives people in L.A. crazy.
4
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Good diet and exercise are key, but abject fear has its own rewards. And arriving on the first day for rehearsals for 'Spamalot' and seeing all these much younger, much fitter people, who I was going to be on stage with, became a catalyst for cutting out the more unhealthy aspects of my life.
5
Emily Browning
For me it would be unhealthy to be a method actor; I'm not mentally stable enough for that - I need to separate my two worlds.
6
Matt Cartwright
Unhealthy eating habits cause major health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, and can also lead to food insecurity, disrupted eating patterns, and low self-esteem.
7
Winston Churchill
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
8
Ricki-Lee Coulter
I love my body because it's what I've been given. Being too thin is just as unhealthy as being obese.
9
Emily Deschanel
I'm a vegan, but you can be really unhealthy as a vegan, too.
10
Byron Dorgan
This galloping concentration in broadcast ownership is unhealthy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNHEALTHY»

Discover the use of unhealthy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unhealthy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And ...
The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe.
Robyn O'Brien, Rachel Kranz, 2009
2
Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination
This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally.
Arachu Castro, Merrill Singer, 2004
3
The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living: How to Survive Your ...
A reference on how to minimize the risk posed by unhealthy lifestyle choices counsels busy readers on such topics as poor sleep, smoking, drinking, and eating habits. By the author of Genius Denied. Original. 60,000 first printing.
David J. Clayton, 2006
4
Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality
Among developed countries it is not the richest societies that have the best health, but those that have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Why? This book shows that social cohesion is crucial to the quality of life.
Richard G. Wilkinson, 2002
5
Unhealthy Housing: Research, remedies and reform
Unhealthy Housing presents an analysis of the research into the health implications of housing and the significance for legal regulation of housing conditions.
R. Burridge, D. Ormandy, 2005
6
Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of ...
These bestselling doctors walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency that results from external circustances.
Robert Hemfelt, 2003
7
Evolution of the Unhealthy American
Learn why it's what you're eating, not how much. This book will get you started on a path of optimum health with proper nutrition, a positive attitude, and appropriate goal setting to stay motivated for the long haul.
Michael Furci, 2012
8
I Love Dessert But Not Sugar, Wheat, Milk, Gluten, Corn, ...
This book contains more than 300 easily-made recipes for almost any dessert you might want, all free of sugar, wheat, corn, soy, and unhealthy fats.
Nicolette M. Dumke, 2009
9
Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health ...
Though exploring specifically state-level health care advocacy for the poor, the lessons Grogan and Gusmano offer here are transferable across issue areas and levels of government.
Colleen M. Grogan, 2007
10
Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life: Setting ...
Author and relationship doctor David Hawkins offers help for those caught unavoidably in the craziness of a disordered person's life.
David Hawkins, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNHEALTHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unhealthy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
News Alert: Unhealthy air quality forecast for today
Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” Tuesday, July 28 and ... «The Weston Forum, Jul 15»
2
Low birth weight combined with unhealthy adult lifestyle may …
Boston, MA — People who are a low weight at birth and have unhealthy habits as adults, such as eating nutritionally poor diets or smoking, may have a greater ... «HSPH News, Jul 15»
3
Child health: BMA calls for unhealthy food ad restrictions and 20 …
“While the BMA would ultimately like to see a ban on all marketing of unhealthy food and drink products to children and young people, there is a need to look at ... «The Grocer, Jul 15»
4
Canadian fires turn Minnesota air 'unhealthy'
Minnesota's pollution control agency expanded an unhealthy air alert Monday to most of the state, including the Twin Cities. Smoke from Canadian fires pushed ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Jul 15»
5
Nasty Thunderstorms Predicted, Air Quality 'Unhealthy' in Morris
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Ozone Action Day, meaning the air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups, ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
6
State Warns Of Unhealthy Ozone Levels, Issues Air Quality Alert
Ozone levels within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. Such high levels can affect anyone. Especially sensitive groups include children, ... «The Daily Voice, May 15»
7
Four in 10 Americans Are Breathing Unhealthy, Polluted Air. Are you?
Here's something to consider before you go for a run on a smoggy day or buy a house near a busy highway. Air pollution remains a "pervasive public health ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
8
Betting shops, tanning salons and takeaways make Northampton …
Northampton town centre has been branded the fifth most 'unhealthy' in the UK after a survey found a high proportion of betting shops, tanning salons and ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Mar 15»
9
Khloe Kardashian Flaunts Her "Baby Abs," Reflects on How …
She followed up the pic above with a side-by-side of what her body used to look like in her "unhealthy" days. The photo she shared was one from 2010 (above). «TooFab.com, Feb 15»
10
Healthy Eating Up Worldwide, But Unhealthy Eating Up Even More …
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although people around the world are eating more healthy foods, that positive trend has been outpaced by a ... «HealthDay, Feb 15»

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