healthful

  • 1 Healthful — Health ful ( f[.u]l), a. 1. Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant. [1913 Webster] 2. Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 healthful — healthful, healthy, wholesome, salubrious, salutary, hygienic, sanitary are comparable when they mean conducive or beneficial to the health or soundness of body or mind. Healthful is more common than healthy as the term carrying this sense (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 healthful — / healthy [adj1] good for one’s wellness advantageous, aiding, aseptic, beneficial, benign, body building, bracing, cathartic, clean, compensatory, conducive, corrective, desirable, disease free, energy giving, fresh, harmless, healing, health… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 healthful — index remedial, salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 healthful — late 14c., wholesome, curative, saving, from HEALTH (Cf. health) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Healthfully; healthfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 healthful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or conducive to good health. DERIVATIVES healthfully adverb healthfulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 healthful — [helth′fəl] adj. 1. helping to produce, promote, or maintain health; salutary; wholesome 2. Rare HEALTHY healthfully adv. healthfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 healthful — adjective Date: 14th century 1. beneficial to health of body or mind 2. healthy < he felt incapable of looking into the girl s pretty, healthful face Saul Bellow > • healthfully adverb • healthfulness noun Synonyms: healthful, wholeso …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 healthful — [[t]he̱lθfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is healthful is good for your health. Does the college cafeteria provide a healthful diet?... Chinese cooking is both low in calories and healthful. Syn: healthy …

    English dictionary

  • 10 healthful — /ˈhɛlθfʊl/ (say helthfool) adjective 1. conducive to health; wholesome, or salutary: *After these occasions there was consciousness of exertion – a good strain such as the body might feel from healthful, unaccustomed action. –shirley hazzard,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 healthful — healthfully, adv. healthfulness, n. /helth feuhl/, adj. 1. conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet. 2. healthy. [1350 1400; ME helthful. See HEALTH, FUL] Syn. See healthy. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 healthful — adj. Healthful is used with these nouns: ↑diet, ↑fat, ↑food, ↑habit, ↑meal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 healthful — health|ful [ˈhelθfəl] adj formal likely to make you healthy ▪ healthful mountain air …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 healthful — health|ful [ helθfəl ] adjective AMERICAN good for your health: the promotion of exercise and healthful living …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 healthful — adjective AmE likely to make you healthy: healthful mountain air …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 healthful — UK [ˈhelθfl] / US [ˈhelθfəl] adjective formal good for your health the promotion of exercise and healthful living …

    English dictionary

  • 17 healthful — health•ful [[t]ˈhɛlθ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) conducive to health; wholesome or salutary: a healthful diet[/ex] 2) healthy • Etymology: 1350–1400 health′ful•ly, adv. health′ful•ness, n. syn: See healthy …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 healthful — adjective beneficial to health of body or mind Syn: healthy, salubrious, salutary See Also: heal, health, healthy …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 healthful — health·ful helth fəl adj beneficial to health of body or mind health·ful·ly fə lē adv health·ful·ness n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 healthful — Synonyms and related words: advantageous, aiding, alive and kicking, alleviative, beneficial, benign, bracing, bright eyed and bushy tailed, chipper, constitutional, corrective, curative, enjoying health, eupeptic, fine, fit, fit and fine, full… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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