Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

unhealthy

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
adjective unhealthy pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈhelθi/
Word Forms
Close
adjectiveunhealthy
comparativeunhealthier
superlativeunhealthiest
  1. 1
    ill, or not physically fit
    Your skin looks pale and unhealthy.
    Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    an unhealthy business or economy does not make a lot of money
    1. a.
      ill, or not physically fit
      Your skin looks pale and unhealthy.
      Synonyms and related words
  3. 3
    not good for you in a physical way
    Everyone knows smoking is unhealthy.
    an unhealthy lifestyle
    1. a.
      not good for you in an emotional way
      His obsession with cleanliness is positively unhealthy.
      She said it was unhealthy to bottle up your problems.
    2. b.
      ill, or not physically fit
      Your skin looks pale and unhealthy.
      Synonyms and related words

derived word

unhealthily

adverb

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog