healthy

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [In good health]
Syn. sound, trim, all right, normal, robust, hale, vigorous, well, hearty, husky, athletic, stout, lusty, rosy-cheeked, potent, hardy, able-bodied, virile, muscular, blooming, sturdy, safe and sound, in good condition, in sound condition, combat-ready, in full possession of one's faculties, in good health, enjoying good health, possessing good health, full of pep, never feeling better, as well as can be expected, bursting with health, fresh, of a sound constitution, whole, healthful, firm, stout, unimpaired, buxom, lively, undecayed, flourishing, good, ruddy, cured, fit, clear-eyed, plump, full of life and vigor, spirited, in fine fettle, burly, restored, tough, youthful, sound of wind and limb, free from disease, free from infirmity, in fine whack*, fine*, bobbish*, at the peak of good health*, fine and dandy*, hunky-dory*, chipper*, in good shape*, sound as a bell*, in fine feather*, in the pink*, rugged*, fit as a fiddle*, sound as a dollar*, looking like a million*, fit and fine*, full of beans*, feeling one's oats*, hard as nails*; see also sane 1 , strong 1 .
Ant. unhealthy*, ill, diseased.
2. [Healthful]
Syn. salubrious, salutary, wholesome; see healthful .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. good for you salubrious, healthful, wholesome, salutary, beneficial, nutritious, nourishing, invigorating, restorative, sustaining, energizing.
2. in good shape fit, strong, sound, well, vital, vigorous, hardy, hearty, *bright-eyed, robust, hale, trim, *in the pink, *in fine fettle, lusty, lively, energetic.
ANT.: 1. unhealthy, noxious, pernicious, deleterious. 2. failing, sickly, diseased, weak
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, hearty, right, sound2, well2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH. 2. Promoting good health: healthful, healthsome, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, wholesome. See HEALTH. 3. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope: big, considerable, extensive, good, great, large, large-scale, sizable. Informal: tidy. See BIG.

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