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salutary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of salutary

  1. 1 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being the low interest rates should have a salutary effect on business Synonyms of salutary advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, favorable, friendly, good, helpful, kindly, profitable, beneficialWords Related to salutary gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportiveNear Antonyms of salutary damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubriousAntonyms of salutary bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable

  2. 2 good for the health increasing scientific evidence that a glass of wine a day is quite salutary Synonyms of salutary good, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, healthful, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, wholesomeWords Related to salutary alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms of salutary damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms of salutary insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

Synonym Discussion of salutary

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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