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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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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.
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.
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.
In appearance cold and reserved, aristocratic and wholesomely conservative, Catherine Van Vorst, though warm in her way, possessed an inhibition equal to Drummond's.
I'm afraid that in my secret heart I've been hoping the operation wouldn't succeed, and I am wholesomely ashamed of it.
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.
Wholesomely dull, ice cream-shaded Eastwick is thrown into chaos with the sudden arrival of "horny little devil" Daryl Van Horne - played here in crimson velvet, guyliner and with an enjoyable camp swagger by Billy Joe Rowan.
Steering is wonderfully precise and wholesomely weighted.
For those in the mood for a more laidback time though, there's the wholesomely pampering Royal bath which adds "a soft, silky touch.
As Antiope wakes to this sunrise, she is revealed to be a delightfully cheerful, wholesomely mischievous young lady who fusses with her hair, yanks her cousin Zenianthe playfully out of bed, and is more interested in pleasures such as hunting and dancing than statecraft.
The longer I continue to shun my former ways and eat wholesomely and cleanly, the stronger, more energetic and healthier I feel even as I age into my mid-40s.
The brunt of their ire is being wholesomely directed at the fundamentalist Jamt-e-Islami and its student wing, the Islami Chhatra Shibir.