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Healthy vs. Healthful

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Healthyadjective

Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well.

‘He was father to three healthy kids.’;

Healthfuladjective

Beneficial to bodily health.

Healthyadjective

Conducive to health.

‘A healthy diet and exercise can help to maintain proper weight.’;

Healthfuladjective

Conducive to moral or spiritual prosperity; salutary.

Healthyadjective

Evincing health.

Healthfuladjective

Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant.

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Healthyadjective

(figuratively) Significant, hefty; beneficial.

‘a healthy respect for authority’; ‘Sam unwrapped the sandwich and took a healthy bite out of the middle.’;

Healthfuladjective

Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.

‘The healthful Spirit of thy grace.’;

Healthyadjective

Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy child; a healthy plant.

‘His mind was now in a firm and healthy state.’;

Healthfuladjective

Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.

‘A mind . . . healthful and so well-proportioned.’;

Healthyadjective

Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion.

Healthfuladjective

Well-disposed; favorable.

‘Gave healthful welcome to their shipwrecked guests.’;

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Healthyadjective

Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate.

Healthfuladjective

conducive to good health of body or mind;

‘a healthful climate’; ‘a healthful environment’; ‘healthful nutrition’; ‘healthful sleep’; ‘Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance’;

Healthyadjective

having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease;

‘a rosy healthy baby’; ‘staying fit and healthy’;

Healthfuladjective

free from filth and pathogens;

‘sanitary conditions for preparing food’; ‘a sanitary washroom’;

Healthyadjective

financially secure and functioning well;

‘a healthy economy’;

Healthfuladjective

having or conducive to good health

‘healthful methods of cooking vegetables’;

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Healthyadjective

promoting health; healthful;

‘a healthy diet’; ‘clean healthy air’; ‘plenty of healthy sleep’; ‘healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy’; ‘the salubrious mountain air and water’; ‘carrots are good for you’;

Healthyadjective

physically and mentally sound or healthy;

‘felt relaxed and fit after their holiday’; ‘keeps fit with diet and exercise’;

Healthyadjective

exercising or showing good judgment;

‘healthy scepticism’; ‘a healthy fear of rattlesnakes’; ‘the healthy attitude of French laws’; ‘healthy relations between labor and management’; ‘an intelligent solution’; ‘a sound approach to the problem’; ‘sound advice’; ‘no sound explanation for his decision’;

Healthyadjective

in a good physical or mental condition; in good health

‘the family is the basis of any healthy society’; ‘I feel fit and healthy’;

Healthyadjective

(of a part of the body) not diseased

‘healthy cells’;

Healthyadjective

indicating or promoting good health

‘a healthy appetite’; ‘a healthy balanced diet’;

Healthyadjective

normal, natural, and desirable

‘healthy competition’; ‘a healthy contempt for authority’;

Healthyadjective

of a very satisfactory size or amount

‘making a healthy profit’;

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