Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to healthiness: wealthiness


adj. health·i·er, health·i·est
1. Possessing good health: a healthy child.
2. Conducive to good health; healthful: healthy air.
3. Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind: a healthy attitude.
4. Sizable; considerable: a healthy portion of peas; a healthy raise in salary.
So as to promote one's health; in a healthy way: If you eat healthy, you'll probably live longer.

health′i·ly adv.
health′i·ness n.
Synonyms: healthy, wholesome, sound2, hale1, robust, well2
These adjectives refer to a state of good physical health. Healthy stresses the absence of disease or infirmity and is used of whole organisms as well as their parts: a healthy baby; flossed daily to promote healthy gums. Wholesome suggests a state of good health associated with youthful vitality or clean living: "In truth, a wholesome, ruddy, blooming creature she was" (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
Healthy and wholesome are often extended to conditions or choices deemed conducive to good health: a healthy lifestyle; wholesome foods. Sound emphasizes freedom from injury, imperfection, or impairment: "The man with the toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound" (George Bernard Shaw).
Hale stresses freedom from infirmity, especially in elderly persons, while robust emphasizes healthy strength and ruggedness: "He is pretty well advanced in years, but hale, robust, and florid" (Tobias Smollett).
Well indicates absence of or recovery from illness: felt well enough to make the trip.
Usage Note: Some people insist on maintaining a distinction between the words healthy and healthful. In this view, healthful means "conducive to good health" and is applied to things that promote health, while healthy means "possessing good health," and is applied solely to people and other organisms. Accordingly, healthy people have healthful habits. However, healthy has been used to mean "healthful" since the 1500s, as in this example from John Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education: "Gardening ... and working in wood, are fit and healthy recreations for a man of study or business." In fact, the word healthy is far more common than healthful when modifying words like diet, exercise, and foods, and healthy may strike many readers as more natural in many contexts. Certainly, both healthy and healthful must be considered standard in describing that which promotes health.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental diseasehealthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
haleness, wholeness - a state of robust good health
vim, vitality, energy - a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; "jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
blush, rosiness, flush, bloom - a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
glow, freshness - an alert and refreshed state
radiance - an attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the radiance of her countenance"
sturdiness - the state of being vigorous and robust
condition, shape - the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')


The condition of being physically and mentally sound:
صِحَّه، عافيَه
egészséges volta vkinek
sağlığa yararlılıksıhhîlik


n (lit, fig)Gesundheit f; (of bank balance)gesunder Zustand


(helθ) noun
1. the state of being well or ill. He is in good/poor health.
2. the state of being well. I may be getting old, but so long as I keep my health, I'll be happy.
ˈhealthy adjective
1. (generally) having good health. I'm rarely ill – I'm really a very healthy person; My bank balance is healthier now than it used to be.
2. causing or helping to produce good health. a healthy climate.
3. resulting from good health. a healthy appetite.
4. showing a sensible concern for one's own well-being etc. He shows a healthy respect for the law.
ˈhealthiness noun
ˈhealth maintenance organization noun
(abbreviation HMO) (American) a system of health centers providing medical treatment, preventive care and hospitalization to its paying members.
health service
(the organization which runs) all the medical services of a country which are available to the public.
drink (to) someone's health
to drink a toast to someone, wishing him good health.
References in classic literature ?
In order to understand this type, we must first be quite clear in regard to the leading physiological condition on which it depends: this condition is what I call GREAT HEALTHINESS.
We, the new, the nameless, the hard-to-understand,"--it says there,--"we firstlings of a yet untried future--we require for a new end also a new means, namely, a new healthiness, stronger, sharper, tougher, bolder and merrier than all healthiness hitherto.
The miasma, in all probability, arises from these: for the town of Arica was similarly circumstanced, and its healthiness was much improved by the drainage of some little pools.
But during the 'mid-Victorian' years, there was also a comparative healthiness in the lives of the well-to-do classes and in literature which had never before been equalled and which may finally prove no less praiseworthy than the rather self-conscious freedom and unrestraint of the early twentieth century.
The quick healing of the lacerations attested the healthiness of his blood.
He who listened, while the other read, was the master of the house, now emaciated in form, and altered as to the expression and healthiness of his countenance; for his mind had dwelt too long among visionary thoughts, and his body had been worn by imprisonment and stripes.
Limited Tenders are invited for Level meter for carrier frequency system to ensure the protection level healthiness of high voltage transmission system as per the technical factors
com, said:"As a Middle Eastern institution, we are very proud of this huge success, which has been achieved through our unwavering commitment to help job seekers find career opportunities, to help employers secure their talent needs and to help the region's overall job market maintain healthiness and growth.
The research, co-authored by Professor David Perrett, said: "Male facial redness positively influences heterosexual females' ratings of sexual attractiveness and healthiness.
Smart Matlab Healthy, the brand aims to signify and promote healthiness for the consumers.
This textbook introduces topics in food science, covering food safety, the healthiness of foods, and food choices; types of processed, formulated, chilled, and prepared foods and their manufacture and preservation; the functions of food scientists in quality assurance, product and process development, and government regulation and scientific research; and scientific principles related to food chemistry, nutrition, food microbiology, food engineering, and sensory and consumer science.
This fun run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuals giving back to their communities.