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un·health·y

unhealthy

 
pronunciation:
uhn hel thi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unhealthier, unhealthiest
definition 1: in bad health; ill.
The unhealthy child missed a lot of school.
synonyms:
ill, sick, unwell
antonyms:
healthy, sound
similar words:
bad, feeble, frail, infirm, sickly, weak
definition 2: causing poor health or disease.
Smoking is an unhealthy habit.
 
antonyms:
healthful, healthy
similar words:
bad, damaging, detrimental, harmful, malignant, septic, toxic
derivations: unhealthily (adv.), unhealthiness (n.)
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The word unhealthy contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2