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whole·some

 (hōl′səm)
adj. whole·som·er, whole·som·est
1. Conducive to or indicative of good health or well-being; salutary: simple, wholesome food; a wholesome complexion. See Synonyms at healthy.
2. Conducive to or promoting social or moral well-being, especially in reflecting conventional moral values: wholesome entertainment; a politician with a wholesome public image.

[Middle English holsom, from Old English *hālsum; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.]

whole′some·ly adv.
whole′some·ness n.

wholesome

(ˈhəʊlsəm)
adj
1. (Physiology) conducive to health or physical wellbeing
2. conducive to moral wellbeing
3. (Physiology) characteristic or suggestive of health or wellbeing, esp in appearance
[C12: from whole (healthy) + -some1; related to German heilsam healing]
ˈwholesomely adv
ˈwholesomeness n

whole•some

(ˈhoʊl səm)

adj.
1. conducive to moral or general well-being.
2. healthful: wholesome food.
3. suggestive of physical or moral health, esp. in appearance.
4. healthy or sound.
[1150–1200; Middle English ho(o)lsom (see whole, -some1); c. Old High German heilsam, Old Norse heilsamr]
whole′some•ly, adv.
whole′some•ness, n.
syn: See healthy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
2.wholesome - sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind; "exercise develops wholesome appetites"; "a grin on his ugly wholesome face"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"

wholesome

wholesome

adjective
1. Promoting good health:
2. Not lewd or obscene:
3. Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
Translations
صِحّي، نافِع للصِّحَّه
sund
hollur, heilsusamlegur
sveikai
vērtīgsveselīgs

wholesome

[ˈhəʊlsəm] ADJsano, saludable

wholesome

[ˈhəʊlsəm] adj
(= healthy, nutritious) [food] → sain(e)
(= moral, clean) [activity, fun, entertainment] → sain(e); [person] → sain(e)

wholesome

adj
gesund; foodgesund, bekömmlich
(= moral) entertainment, filmerbaulich; personmustergültig

wholesome

[ˈhəʊlsəm] adj (gen) → sano/a; (climate) → salubre

wholesome

(ˈhəulsəm) adjective
healthy; causing good health. wholesome food; wholesome exercise.
ˈwholesomely adverb
ˈwholesomeness noun

wholesome

a. sano-a, saludable.
References in classic literature ?
Work is wholesome, and there is plenty for everyone.
Notwithstanding the increasing warmth of the amicable contest, the most decorous Christian assembly, not even excepting those in which its reverend ministers are collected, might have learned a wholesome lesson of moderation from the forbearance and courtesy of the disputants.
She felt her heart expand with its wholesome breath, her soul fill with its sustaining truth.
Mercy on us, goodwife" exclaimed a man in the crowd, "is there no virtue in woman, save what springs from a wholesome fear of the gallows?
I perceived within half an hour that she was so glad--stout, simple, plain, clean, wholesome woman-- as to be positively on her guard against showing it too much.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the forecastle deck.
Tranquilly permitting these irregular cursings to evaporate, Stubb then in a plain, business-like, but still half humorous manner, cursed Pip officially; and that done, unofficially gave him much wholesome advice.
Certain stray locks of decidedly curly hair, too, had escaped here and there, and had to be coaxed and cajoled into their place again; and then the new comer, who might have been five-and-twenty, turned from the small looking-glass, before which she had been making these arrangements, and looked well pleased,--as most people who looked at her might have been,--for she was decidedly a wholesome, whole-hearted, chirruping little woman, as ever gladdened man's heart withal.
If I were backed by enough of his sort, I would make a strike for the welfare of this country, and try to prove myself its loyalest citizen by making a wholesome change in its system of government.
The average at that time in the Grand Duchy of Baden was forty-five to a young person (when alone), according to the official estimate of the home secretary for that year; the average for older people was shifty and indeterminable, for whenever a wholesome young girl came into the presence of her elders she immediately lowered their average and raised her own.
He remembered the other pair of challenging blue ones that had darted coquettish glances through half-dropped lids, shot arrowy beams from under archly lifted brows, and said gravely, "Don't form yourself on her, Rebecca; clover blossoms that grow in the fields beside Sunnybrook mustn't be tied in the same bouquet with gaudy sunflowers; they are too sweet and fragrant and wholesome.
Goddard's school was in high reputeand very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.