Definition of salubrious
: favorable to or promoting health or well-being salubrious habits
salubrityplay \-brə-tē\ noun
salubrious was our Word of the Day on 09/17/2007. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of salubrious in a Sentence
fresh air and exercise are always salubrious
Recent Examples of salubrious from the Web
And then there’s San Diego’s famously salubrious weather.
When the family is gathered around a table for lunch, Cristiana presides over a lively conversation revolving around everyone’s summer sails to Portofino, Porto Ercole, Sardinia, Ibiza, Mykonos, and other salubrious coasts.
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.
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.
Pittsburgh’s eating and drinking habits, by reputation at least, aren’t always the most salubrious.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'salubrious'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
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.
Synonym Discussion of salubrious
SALUBRIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salubrious for English Language Learners
: making good health possible or likely
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up salubrious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).