healthier, healthiest
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is healthy is well and is not suffering from any illness.

Most of us need to lead more balanced lives to be healthy and happy...

She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.

Derived words:
healthily [[t]he̱lθɪli[/t]] ADV-GRADED usu ADV after v

What I really want is to live healthily for as long as possible.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If a feature or quality that you have is healthy, it makes you look well or shows that you are well.

...the glow of healthy skin.

...young adults with healthy appetites.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is healthy is good for your health.

...a great healthy outdoor pursuit.

...a healthy diet.

4) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A healthy organization or system is successful. economically healthy socialist state.

5) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A healthy amount of something is a large amount that shows success.

He predicts a continuation of healthy profits in the current financial year.

...a healthy bank account.

6) ADJ-GRADED: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf If you have a healthy attitude about something, you show good sense.

She has a refreshingly healthy attitude to work...

It's very healthy to be afraid when there's something to be afraid of.

Derived words:
healthily ADV ADV adj

I had never seen bombing on such a scale, and I was healthily apprehensive.

English dictionary. 2008.


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