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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.
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Noun1.wholesomeness - the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
nutritiousness, nutritiveness - the quality of being nourishing and promoting healthy growth
healthfulness - the quality of promoting good health
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
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[ˈhəʊlsəmnɪs] Nlo sano, lo saludable


n (of food)Bekömmlichkeit f; (of appearance)Gesundheit f


(ˈhəulsəm) adjective
healthy; causing good health. wholesome food; wholesome exercise.
ˈwholesomely adverb
ˈwholesomeness noun
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Looking at him merely as an animal -- and there was very little else to look at -- he was a most satisfactory object, from the thorough healthfulness and wholesomeness of his system, and his capacity, at that extreme age, to enjoy all, or nearly all, the delights which he had ever aimed at or conceived of.
The gruel came and supplied a great deal to be saidmuch praise and many comments undoubting decision of its wholesomeness for every constitution, and pretty severe Philippics upon the many houses where it was never met with tolerable;but, unfortunately, among the failures which the daughter had to instance, the most recent, and therefore most prominent, was in her own cook at South End, a young woman hired for the time, who never had been able to understand what she meant by a basin of nice smooth gruel, thin, but not too thin.
I have been in Palestine, Sir Clerk,'' said the knight, stopping short of a sudden, ``and I bethink me it is a custom there that every host who entertains a guest shall assure him of the wholesomeness of his food, by partaking of it along with him.
All the good women of the neighborhood crowded to the palace, and held up their hands, in unutterable amazement, at the beauty and wholesomeness of this darling little prince.
To these flourishing resolutions, which briefly recounted the general utility of education, the political and geographical rights of the village of Templeton to a participation in the favors of the regents of the university, the salubrity of the air, and wholesomeness of the water, together with the cheapness of food and the superior state of morals in the neighbor hood, were uniformly annexed, in large Roman capitals, the names of Marmaduke Temple as chairman and Richard Jones as secretary.
The air was mouldy and heavy with decay, while strings of fish-tails and of half-cleaned dog and crocodile skulls did not add to the wholesomeness of the place.
Instead, she amazed him with her simplicity and wholesomeness, with her great store of comradeliness.
All of which was splendid training for Michael, keeping him in the tiptop of physical condition and mental wholesomeness.
With its kindly humor, its single-hearted wholesomeness, and its delightful figure of Dr.
Included are shows that broke new ground, influenced the future, and left a lasting mark, ranging from the wholesomeness of Leave It to Beaver or The Andy Griffith Show through the mod cool of Laugh-In and The Avengers to the present day.
NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, July 19, 2015, Bare Body Freedom and Music Au Naturel Artist and Producer Ton Dou will be the subject of an outdoor nude figure painting outside the Guggenheim Museum as part of an artistic and literary demonstration of the harmlessness and wholesomeness of the natural human form, and the responsible practice of bare body freedom, publicly as well as privately.
One of Skoda's strongest assets is the halo of old-fashioned wholesomeness that puts you in a car category all your own.