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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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Adv.1.wholesomely - in a wholesome manner; "the papers we found shed some valuable light on this question, wholesomely contradicting all lies"
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(ˈhəulsəm) adjective
healthy; causing good health. wholesome food; wholesome exercise.
ˈwholesomely adverb
ˈwholesomeness noun
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How artfully he deals with it, how decently, how wholesomely, those who know Venetian society of the eighteenth century historically, will perceive when they recall the adequate impression he gives of it without offence in character or language or situation.
I'm afraid that in my secret heart I've been hoping the operation wouldn't succeed, and I am wholesomely ashamed of it."
This message frightened Marilla wholesomely. She read Anne's death warrant by consumption in it unless it was scrupulously obeyed.
He was sleeping easily, lightly, and wholesomely. He had a pointed brown beard and thick wavy brown hair.
I began to consider whether I was not more naturally and wholesomely situated, after all, in these circumstances, than playing beggar my neighbour by candlelight in the room with the stopped clocks, and being despised by Estella.
Fang to the House of Correction for one month; with the appropriate and amusing remark that since he had so much breath to spare, it would be more wholesomely expended on the treadmill than in a musical instrument.
Cover up a pound of earth never so cunningly, divide and subdivide it; melt it to liquid, convert it to gas; it will always weigh a pound; it will always attract and resist other matter by the full virtue of one pound weight:--and the attributes of a person, his wit and his moral energy, will exercise, under any law or extinguishing tyranny, their proper force,--if not overtly, then covertly; if not for the law, then against it; if not wholesomely, then poisonously; with right, or by might.
In appearance cold and reserved, aristocratic and wholesomely conservative, Catherine Van Vorst, though warm in her way, possessed an inhibition equal to Drummond's.
"It is therefore of great comfort that their memory is being celebrated so wholesomely and locally to where they lived.
A very electric and powerful reunion that perhaps no act of fusion or ecstasy can completely enable us to feel and wholesomely define.
The Ambassador added, "While Kuwait continues to play a pivotal role regionally and internationally, the people of the country rely wholesomely on the guidelines and wise policies set by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah." The envoy highlighted the economic development vision of His Highness the Amir that aims at transforming Kuwait into a regional and international center for finance and businesses.