- possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality: a healthy body; a healthy mind.
- pertaining to or characteristic of good health, or a sound and vigorous mind: a healthy appearance; healthy attitudes.
- conducive to good health; healthful: healthy recreations.
- prosperous or sound: a healthy business.
- Informal. fairly large: I bought a healthy number of books.
Origin of healthy
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Related Words for healthilypassionately, forcefully, eagerly, quickly, sincerely, boldly, zealously, strenuously, earnestly, resolutely, firmly, robustly, healthily, actively, wholeheartedly, decidedly, forcibly, powerfully, devoutly, fearlessly
Examples from the Web for healthily
Historical Examples of healthily
“Healthily dry, suh, in the matter of water,” the Colonel approved.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
For his age it was a healthy, and a healthily typical, existence.Double Harness
At least he has stirred it healthily, with steady vigour and good-will.Revolution and Other Essays
With a thrill of surprised delight, he realised that he was healthily sleepy.The Flying Death
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Healthily, or rather, in his eagerness for health, he refused to think of the consequences.Old Mole
- enjoying good health
- functioning well or being soundthe company's finances are not very healthy
- conducive to health; salutary
- indicating soundness of body or minda healthy appetite
- informal considerable in size or amounta healthy sum
Word Origin and History for healthily
It is wrong to say that certain articles of food are healthy or unhealthy. Wholesome and unwholesome are the right words. A pig may be healthy or unhealthy while alive; but after he is killed and becomes pork, he can enjoy no health, and suffer no sickness. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]
- Possessing good health.
- Conducive to good health; healthful.
- Indicative of sound, rational thinking or frame of mind.