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

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 salubrious (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 Even pre-Covid, the Winns’ story of resilience and renewal in the face of grim circumstances offered a salubrious shot of inspiration. Heller Mcalpin, WSJ, "‘The Wild Silence’ Review: Land’s End," 26 Mar. 2021 More earnest lifestyle influencers like Alyssa Lynch, Jordan Younger (The Balanced Blonde) and Nicole Cogan (No Bread) swoon over the assortment of salubrious goods. New York Times, "How Erewhon Became L.A.’s Hottest Hangout," 17 Feb. 2021 Some suites now have new pools of their own, although the property already offers plenty of seclusion thanks to its location: on a private peninsula, white sand beaches on both sides, the sea breezes doing their salubrious thing. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Spring Break 2021: This Might Actually Happen," 26 Jan. 2021 But if the setting for this Giuliani event was more salubrious than the last one, its content was even more bizarre. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Rudy Giuliani Is a Hot Mess," 20 Nov. 2020 Young and bi, earnest and enthusiastic, Jones goes adventuring, aware of her privilege and of America’s less-than-salubrious influence on many parts of the world. Gillian Kendall, National Geographic, "Celebrate Pride with 10 travel books by LGBTQ authors," 19 June 2020 The new dorms will boast a more salubrious six square metres each, excluding communal space, providing for ten to a room. The Economist, "Breathing room Singapore promises roomier digs for migrant workers," 20 June 2020 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

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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 14 May. 2021.

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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 salubrious (audio) \ noun, plural salubrities

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