Antonyms of adj healthful

2 senses of healthful

Sense 1
healthful (vs. unhealthful) -- (conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance")

unhealthful (vs. healthful) -- (detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint")
        => crippling, disabling, incapacitating -- (that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury")
        => cytopathogenic -- (of or relating to or causing pathological changes in cells)
        => infective, morbific, pathogenic -- (able to cause disease; "infective agents"; "pathogenic bacteria")
        => unmedicinal, unmedicative, unmedical, nonmedicinal -- (not having a medicinal effect or not medically prescribed; "he took mind-altering drugs for nonmedicinal reasons")
        => unhealthy -- (not conducive to good health; "an unhealthy diet of fast foods"; "an unhealthy climate")

Sense 2
sanitary (vs. unsanitary), healthful -- (free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom")


Similarity of adj healthful

2 senses of healthful

Sense 1
healthful (vs. unhealthful) -- (conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance")
       => anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthic, parasiticidal -- (capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms)
       => antimicrobial, antimicrobic -- (capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms)
       => carminative, flatus-relieving -- (relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping))
       => cathartic, psychotherapeutic -- (emotionally purging)
       => curative, healing (predicate), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic -- (tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets")
       => drugless -- (without the use of drugs; "drugless therapy")
       => good, salutary -- (tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air")
       => medicative, medicinal -- (having the properties of medicine; "medicative drugs"; "medicinal herbs"; "medicinal properties")
       => organic -- (simple and healthful and close to nature; "an organic lifestyle")
       => orthomolecular -- (designating or relating to a form of treatment of mental disorders that seeks to restore biochemical balance in the body with large doses of vitamins and minerals; "orthomolecular medicine"; "orthomolecular therapy")
       => preventive, preventative, prophylactic -- (preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug")
       => recuperative, restorative -- (promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise")
          Also See-> antiseptic#1; wholesome#1

Sense 2
sanitary (vs. unsanitary), healthful -- (free from filth and pathogens; "sanitary conditions for preparing food"; "a sanitary washroom")
       => hygienic, hygienical -- (tending to promote or preserve health; "hygienic habits like using disposable tissues"; "hygienic surroundings with plenty of fresh air")

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