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WHOLESOME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wholesome mean? 

WHOLESOME (adjective)
  The adjective WHOLESOME has 2 senses:

1. conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
2. sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind

  Familiarity information: WHOLESOME used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHOLESOME (adjective)


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Meaning:

Conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

Context examples:

wholesome attitude / wholesome appearance / wholesome food

Similar:

organic (of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones)

hearty; satisfying; solid; square; substantial (providing abundant nourishment)

good for you; healthy; salubrious (promoting health; healthful)

heart-healthy (of foods that are low in fats and sodium and other ingredients that may foster heart disease)

alimental; alimentary; nourishing; nutrient; nutritious; nutritive (of or providing nourishment)

salubrious (favorable to health of mind or body)

Also:

sound (financially secure and safe)

healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)

healthful (conducive to good health of body or mind)

Antonym:

unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)


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Meaning:

Sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind

Context examples:

exercise develops wholesome appetites / a grin on his ugly wholesome face

Similar:

healthy (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease)


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