unhealthy Definition

  • 1not conducive to good health; not healthy
  • 2showing or resulting from a lack of good sense or judgment

Using unhealthy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unhealthy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Eating too much junk food is unhealthy.

  • Example

    Smoking is an unhealthy habit.

  • Example

    The air in the city is often unhealthy to breathe.

  • Example

    It's unhealthy to hold grudges for too long.

unhealthy Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unhealthy

  • a situation where people or organizations compete in a way that is harmful or detrimental to their well-being


    The company's unhealthy competition led to unethical practices and a toxic work environment.

  • a relationship that is emotionally or physically damaging to one or both parties involved


    She finally ended the unhealthy relationship after realizing it was causing her more harm than good.

  • an excessive and unhealthy preoccupation with something or someone


    His unhealthy obsession with his ex-girlfriend was preventing him from moving on and finding happiness.


Summary: unhealthy in Brief

The term 'unhealthy' [ʌnˈhɛlθi] refers to things that are not conducive to good health, such as junk food or smoking. It can also refer to situations that are emotionally or physically damaging, like an unhealthy relationship or obsession. Synonyms include 'unwholesome,' 'unhealthful,' 'harmful,' and 'detrimental.' Antonyms include 'healthy,' 'wholesome,' and 'nutritious.'

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