Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being healthy.
  • n. The product or result of being healthy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being healthy or healthful; freedom from disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being healthy; soundness; freedom from disease: as, the healthiness of an animal or a plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

Etymologies

healthy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spanish healthiness is predicated on eating lots and lots of garlic and olive oil, plus lots of wonderful seafood like pulpo and cigallas, and drinking plenty of red wine with it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Health and Wealth

  • Thanks, also, to an almost unchangeable good temper, the result of moral healthiness, which is itself the result of a well-balanced mind, and of tolerably good bodily health, I have been able to indulge in a quiet philosophy, which finds expression either in grateful optimism or playful irony.

    Recollections of My Youth

  • Wealthy parents, seeing little peasant boys and girls playing about in the open air only half-clothed, and joining with this fact the general healthiness of labouring people, draw the unwarrantable conclusion that the healthiness is the result of the exposure, and resolve to keep their own offspring scantily covered!

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • This "healthiness" was evident in the fact that she enjoyed literature that avoided talking about the harsh reality of life; that her playing the piano was devoid of any deep feelings; and even in that she was far from being sentimental.

    NOVELS-NOVELS

  • There was almost a kind of healthiness about her hatred, based as it was on deep-rooted feelings, knowing no caution and no fear.

    The Better Germany in War Time Being some Facts towards Fellowship

  • Add another tiny ripple to the groundswell that is the Washington wine scene … … A quick hitter for a Wednesday … I examined three recent pieces of research for correlations in between wine consumption by state, overall happiness by state and ranking of "healthiness" …

    Good Grape: A Wine Manifesto

  • The long-term "healthiness" of these drinks, which are used regularly by athletes, has come into question.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The angel section leads a person to weigh abstract considerations such as "healthiness" against the basic desires of the devil part when craving rich food.

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  • A new way of rating food, called the Nuval Scoring System, assigns a "healthiness" score to food items on a scale of 1 to 100.

    TurnTo23.com - Local News

  • In a separate part of the study, these neighborhoods were rated for their 'healthiness' using the Community Survey.

    HealthandAge

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