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wholesome

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wholesome

  1. 1 enjoying health and vigor a wholesome young woman in the prime of her life Synonyms of wholesome able-bodied, bouncing, fit, hale, hearty, robust, sound, well, well-conditioned, whole, healthyWords Related to wholesome hard, hardy, iron, lusty, rugged, stalwart, strong, sturdy, tough; ambulatory, nondisabled, uncrippled; active, agile, chipper, lively, sprightful, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vital; blooming, clean-cut, flourishing, flush, prospering, thriving; all right, good, rightNear Antonyms of wholesome decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, run-down, sickened, sickly, weak, weakened, weakly, worn-out; challenged, crippled, debilitated, differently abled, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; delicate, fragile, frail; emaciated, gaunt, haggard, malnourished, undernourished; afflicted, troubled; bad, poorlyAntonyms of wholesome ailing, diseased, ill, sick, unfit, unhealthy, unsound, unwell

  2. 2 beneficial to the health of body or mind trying to eat a more wholesome diet Synonyms of wholesome good, healthy, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, tonic, healthfulWords Related to wholesome alleviative, corrective, curative, recuperative, refreshing, rehabilitative, rejuvenating, rejuvenescent, remedial; advantageous, useful; antiseptic, aseptic, clean, hygienic, sanitary; nourishing, nutritional, nutritious; nonpoisonous, nontoxicNear Antonyms of wholesome damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, sickening, toxic; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitaryAntonyms of wholesome insalubrious, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

Synonym Discussion of wholesome

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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