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.
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
Examples of salutary in a Sentence
The accident should be a salutary lesson to be more careful.
the low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business
Recent Examples on the WebPlea bargains have the salutary effect of relieving the justice system of trials that neither the prosecutor nor the defendant wish to pursue.
WSJ, 16 Dec. 2021 Jones’s willingness to move beyond a specifically North American canvas is salutary, for much in Brazil’s experience merits the attention of anyone interested in the history of slavery.
Larry Rohter, The New York Review of Books, 8 June 2022 One way to put our knowledge about the salutary effects of nature into action is to actually treat outdoor time like medicine in a very literal way: Prescribe it.
Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 8 June 2022 Predictable cash flows have a salutary impact in an economy where uncertainty is the default mode.
Rajrishi Singhal, Quartz, 26 Jan. 2022 Even better, this same economic progress has had another salutary impact on health.
John Tamny, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 This time, the three filmmakers had in mind something more salutary.
Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The only example of retrenchment that comes to mind is the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, which, while salutary in its effects, has been much undermined since its passage.
Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Such conditions are as salutary for the spread of respiratory viruses as a high-density prison.
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