salubrious

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adjective sa·lu·bri·ous \sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

Definition of salubrious

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

salubriously

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salubriousness

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salubrity

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Examples of salubrious in a Sentence

  1. 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 and Etymology of salubrious

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

Synonym Discussion of salubrious

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

SALUBRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

salubrious

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adjective

Definition of salubrious for English Language Learners

  • : making good health possible or likely


Medical Dictionary

salubrious

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adjective sa·lu·bri·ous \sə-ˈlü-brē-əs\

Medical Definition of salubrious

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

salubriousness

noun

salubrity

\-brət-ē\play noun plural

salubrities



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