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How does the adjective salubrious contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of salubrious are healthful, salutary, and wholesome. While all these words mean "favorable to the health of mind or body," salubrious applies chiefly to the helpful effects of climate or air.

cool and salubrious weather

When might healthful be a better fit than salubrious?

The synonyms healthful and salubrious are sometimes interchangeable, but healthful implies a positive contribution to a healthy condition.

a healthful diet

When is it sensible to use salutary instead of salubrious?

Although the words salutary and salubrious have much in common, salutary describes something corrective or beneficially effective, even though it may in itself be unpleasant.

a salutary warning that resulted in increased production

When would wholesome be a good substitute for salubrious?

In some situations, the words wholesome and salubrious are roughly equivalent. However, wholesome applies to what benefits, builds up, or sustains physically, mentally, or spiritually.

wholesome foods
the movie is wholesome family entertainment


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“Salubrious.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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