Antonyms of adj unhealthful

3 senses of unhealthful

Sense 1
unsanitary (vs. sanitary), insanitary, unhealthful -- (not sanitary or healthful; "unsanitary open sewers"; "grim and unsanitary conditions")


Sense 2
unhealthful (vs. healthful) -- (detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint")

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")

Sense 3
insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy -- (detrimental to health)

INDIRECT (VIA unwholesome) -> wholesome -- (conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food")

Similarity of adj unhealthful

3 senses of unhealthful

Sense 1
unsanitary (vs. sanitary), insanitary, unhealthful -- (not sanitary or healthful; "unsanitary open sewers"; "grim and unsanitary conditions")
       => unhygienic -- (unclean and constituting a likely cause of disease; "pathetic dogs kept in small unhygienic cages")

Sense 2
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")
          Also See-> septic#1, infected#1; toxic#1; unwholesome#1

Sense 3
insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy -- (detrimental to health)
       => unwholesome (vs. wholesome) -- (detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking")

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