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Definition of salubrious

: favorable to or promoting health or well-being salubrious habits

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Other Words from salubrious

salubriously adverb
salubriousness noun
salubrity \ sə-​ˈlü-​brə-​tē How to pronounce salubrity (audio) \ noun

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healthful, wholesome, salubrious, salutary mean favorable to the health of mind or body. healthful implies a positive contribution to a healthy condition. a healthful diet wholesome applies to what benefits, builds up, or sustains physically, mentally, or spiritually. wholesome foods the movie is wholesome family entertainment salubrious applies chiefly to the helpful effects of climate or air. cool and salubrious weather salutary describes something corrective or beneficially effective, even though it may in itself be unpleasant. a salutary warning that resulted in increased production

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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.

Examples of salubrious in a Sentence

fresh air and exercise are always salubrious
Recent Examples on the Web La Perla, Burberry Times Square fronts Russell Street, where at $28,713 per-square-meter a year, retail rents top salubrious addresses like New York’s Upper 5th Avenue ($23,549) and the Champs Elysee ($15,473), according to Cushman & Wakefield Plc. Shawna Kwan,, "Virus Scare Empties Malls on World’s Priciest Shopping Strip," 10 May 2020 The climate of the Sandwich Islands is believed to be one of the most salubrious in the tropical regions. Doug Herman, Smithsonian Magazine, "Shutting Down Hawai‘i: A Historical Perspective on Epidemics in the Islands," 25 Mar. 2020 Another cliché — a rising tide lifts all boats — is no less true of the salubrious passing environment created by the National Football League. John Hirschauer, National Review, "Kyle Shanahan’s Revolution," 2 Feb. 2020 The demand for accommodation is so high that two-bedroom flats can rake in more than 20,000 rand per month, about the same as more salubrious parts of Johannesburg. The Economist, "Yeoville Hard times and hotplates in the most diverse district in Africa," 18 Dec. 2019 This strategic structural change keeps the magazine separate, but permits NRI to buttress the uniquely salubrious role of National Review in the public square. Peter J. Travers, National Review, "An Affair for the Ages," 11 Dec. 2019 Bring salubrious democracy to my dismal day-to-day! Wired, "Angry Nerd: Enough With Technology That ‘Democratizes’ Things!," 22 Oct. 2019 For decades, museums have colluded to soften the public image of toxic funders, to disconnect the vicious sources of their wealth from its salubrious potency to fund art (even though such funding is almost always underwritten at taxpayer expense). Rhonda Lieberman, The New Republic, "Painting Over the Dirty Truth," 23 Sep. 2019 Like me, many fantasised about wearing headphones or heels at night, leaving windows open, travelling home alone from gigs, forgoing bras under their clothes, booking Airbnbs in cheaper, less salubrious locations. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of salubrious

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salubrious

Latin salubris; akin to salvus safe, healthy — more at safe

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“Salubrious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of salubrious

formal : making good health possible or likely


sa·​lu·​bri·​ous | \ sə-ˈlü-brē-əs How to pronounce salubrious (audio) \

Medical Definition of salubrious

: favorable to or promoting health or well-being a salubrious climate

Other Words from salubrious

salubriousness noun
salubrity \ -​brət-​ē How to pronounce salubrity (audio) \ noun, plural salubrities

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