Simple Definition of salubrious
: making good health possible or likely
Full Definition of salubrious
: favorable to or promoting health or well-being <salubrious habits>
Examples of salubrious in a sentence
<fresh air and exercise are always salubrious>
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Salubrious and its synonyms "healthful" and "wholesome" all mean favorable to the health of mind or body. "Healthful" implies a positive contribution to a healthy condition (as in Charles Dickens' advice to "take more healthful exercise"). "Wholesome" applies to something that benefits you, builds you up, or sustains you physically, mentally, or spiritually. Louisa May Alcott used this sense in Little Women: "Work is wholesome.... It keeps us from ennui and mischief, is good for health and spirits, and gives us a sense of power and independence...." "Salubrious" is similar to the other two, but tends to apply chiefly to the helpful effects of climate or air.
Origin of salubrious
Latin salubris; akin to salvus safe, healthy — more at safe
First Known Use: 1547
Synonym Discussion of salubrious
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