wholesome


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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 ?
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
He rises with the lark, passes the day in wholesome toil, and lies down at night to pleasant dreams.
These things work, if not for perfection, at least for the evolution of a sane and wholesome waterborne cruiser.
And as wholesome meat corrupteth to little worms, so good forms and orders corrupt, into a number of petty observances.
But as it is wholesome that the parsimonious public should know what has been doing, and still is doing, in this connexion, I mention here that everything set forth in these pages concerning the Court of Chancery is substantially true, and within the truth.
But I found an excellent use for these grapes; and that was, to cure or dry them in the sun, and keep them as dried grapes or raisins are kept, which I thought would be, as indeed they were, wholesome and agreeable to eat when no grapes could be had.
In spite of her books and music, there was in her a wholesome simplicity and love of the open and natural, while Daylight, in every fiber of him, was essentially an open-air man.
Let it not be imagined, however, that I consider myself competent to reform the errors and abuses of society, but only that I would fain contribute my humble quota towards so good an aim; and if I can gain the public ear at all, I would rather whisper a few wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.
He was, however, brought by Mr Allworthy to express a concern for his resentment against Thwackum; and then the good man, after some wholesome admonition, permitted him to proceed, which he did as follows:--
Ten times a day must thou overcome thyself: that causeth wholesome weariness, and is poppy to the soul.
I watched the comings and goings of a busy population congregated in the clean and wholesome new town, where plenty of trees had been planted.
I made a study of the ancient and indispensable art of bread-making, consulting such authorities as offered, going back to the primitive days and first invention of the unleavened kind, when from the wildness of nuts and meats men first reached the mildness and refinement of this diet, and travelling gradually down in my studies through that accidental souring of the dough which, it is supposed, taught the leavening process, and through the various fermentations thereafter, till I came to "good, sweet, wholesome bread," the staff of life.