healthy vs ill vs sick

healthy

Definitions

adjective

  1. exercising or showing good judgment
  2. financially secure and functioning well
  3. promoting health; healthful
  4. large in amount or extent or degree
  5. having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

Examples

The critics call its recipes bland, unhelpful, unoriginal and unhealthy.

My dad, despite his rampant hypochondria, had always been healthy.

Consumers get incredibly upset when dieticians and researchers backtrack on previous findings, proclaiming that products once deemed healthy are now in question.

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ill

Definitions

adjective

  1. indicating hostility or enmity
  2. affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  3. presaging ill fortune
  4. distressing
  5. resulting in suffering or adversity

adverb

  1. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  2. unfavorably or with disapproval
  3. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly

noun

  1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Examples

It's not bad but neither is it brilliant - which won't bother 99 per cent of buyers one jot as they are in it for the image.

The difficulties of the next year or two will, no doubt, reawaken the pro-euro lobby.

When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu.

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