salubrious

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

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 \ 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

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The theory of the salubrious fever has an interesting history. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "If Fever Helps Fight Infection, Should I Avoid Fever-Reducing Drugs?," 11 May 2018 Even the planned part of the evening was not salubrious. The Economist, "Will the Presidents Club scandal change corporate culture?," 25 Jan. 2018 There are basically two types of tropical travelers — those who spot a gecko on their hotel room wall and give it a cute name, and those who holler less salubrious names while hunting for suitable footwear to hurl. By Brian Melton, star-telegram, "Can You Belize It? Tropical wonderland offers getaway for all types of travelers," 6 Sep. 2017 MANSION The Iconoclastic Homes of Top Artists Artists as a group can have a salubrious impact on real-estate markets, pioneering gentrification and turning gritty urban landscapes into creative neighborhoods. Wsj Real Estate, WSJ, "The Iconoclastic Homes of Top Artists," 4 May 2017 And then there’s San Diego’s famously salubrious weather. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "World's largest biotech convention will showcase hot areas of life science," 16 June 2017 MANSION The Iconoclastic Homes of Top Artists Artists as a group can have a salubrious impact on real-estate markets, pioneering gentrification and turning gritty urban landscapes into creative neighborhoods. Wsj Real Estate, WSJ, "The Iconoclastic Homes of Top Artists," 4 May 2017 Yet polar travel was more often dangerous than salubrious—and, on the evidence of his journal, Conan Doyle at sea was not quite so sanguine as Conan Doyle on land. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Literature’s Arctic Obsession," 24 Apr. 2017 Pittsburgh’s eating and drinking habits, by reputation at least, aren’t always the most salubrious. Lucas Peterson, New York Times, "Built on Steel, Pittsburgh Now Thrives on Culture," 12 Apr. 2017

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of salubrious

: making good health possible or likely

salubrious

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

Medical Definition of salubrious 

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

Other Words from salubrious

salubriousness noun
salubrity \-​brət-​ē \ noun plural -ties

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