Synonyms for (adjective) unhealthy

Synonyms: unhealthy

Definition: not conducive to good health

Usage: an unhealthy diet of fast foods; an unhealthy climate

Similar words: unhealthful

Definition: detrimental to good health

Usage: unhealthful air pollution; unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint


Synonyms: unhealthy

Definition: not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

Usage: unhealthy ulcers

Similar words: angry

Definition: severely inflamed and painful

Usage: an angry sore


Similar words: arthritic, creaky, rheumatic, rheumatoid, rheumy

Definition: of or pertaining to arthritis

Usage: my creaky old joints; rheumy with age and grief


Similar words: wheezing, wheezy, asthmatic

Definition: relating to breathing with a whistling sound


Similar words: bad, unsound, unfit

Definition: physically unsound or diseased

Usage: has a bad back; a bad heart; bad teeth; an unsound limb; unsound teeth


Similar words: blebby, blistery

Definition: covered with small blisters


Similar words: puffy, tumescent, tumid, turgid, intumescent

Definition: abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Usage: hungry children with bloated stomachs; he had a grossly distended stomach; eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids; swollen hands; tumescent tissue; puffy tumid flesh


Similar words: bloodshot

Definition: (of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed

Usage: bloodshot eyes


Similar words: cankerous, ulcerated, ulcerous

Definition: having an ulcer or canker


Similar words: carbuncled, carbuncular

Definition: afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle


Similar words: carious

Definition: (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay


Similar words: caseous

Definition: of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike


Similar words: chilblained

Definition: having chilblains

Usage: her poor chilblained hands


Similar words: colicky, gassy, flatulent

Definition: suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal


Similar words: cytomegalic

Definition: of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells


Similar words: dehydrated

Definition: suffering from excessive loss of water from the body

Usage: fever resulted from becoming dehydrated; was dehydrated after the marathon


Similar words: diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathological

Definition: caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

Usage: diseased tonsils; a morbid growth; pathologic tissue; pathological bodily processes


Similar words: dropsical, edematous

Definition: swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid


Similar words: enlarged

Definition: larger than normal

Usage: enlarged joints


Similar words: frothing, foaming, foamy

Definition: producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease

Usage: the rabid animal's frothing mouth


Similar words: gangrenous, mortified

Definition: suffering from tissue death


Similar words: inflamed

Definition: resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened

Usage: eyes inflamed with crying


Similar words: inflammatory

Definition: characterized or caused by inflammation

Usage: an inflammatory process; an inflammatory response


Similar words: ingrowing, ingrown

Definition: growing abnormally into the flesh

Usage: an ingrown toenail


Similar words: icteric, jaundiced, yellow

Definition: affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc


Similar words: membrane-forming, membranous

Definition: characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)

Usage: membranous gastritis


Similar words: mental

Definition: affected by a disorder of the mind

Usage: a mental patient; mental illness


Similar words: pro-inflammatory, proinflammatory

Definition: tending to cause inflammation


Similar words: sickly, sallow

Definition: unhealthy looking


Similar words: sore-eyed

Definition: having sore eyes; suffering from pinkeye or conjunctivitis


Similar words: sunburned, sunburnt

Definition: suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight


Similar words: varicose

Definition: abnormally swollen or knotty

Usage: varicose veins


Similar words: windburned, windburnt

Definition: suffering from windburn


Synonyms: insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy

Definition: detrimental to health

Similar words: unwholesome

Definition: detrimental to physical or moral well-being

Usage: unwholesome food; unwholesome habits like smoking