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Meaning of WHOLESOME

Pronunciation:  'howlsum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind; "exercise develops wholesome appetites"; "a grin on his ugly wholesome face"
  2. [adj]  conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"

WHOLESOME is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: alimentary, good for you(p), healthy, heart-healthy, hearty, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive, salubrious, satisfying, solid, substantial
 Antonyms: unwholesome
 See Also: healthful, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Whole"some\, a. [Compar. {Wholesomer}; superl.
{Wholesomest}.] [Whole + some; cf. Icel. heilsamr, G.
heilsam, D. heilzaam.]
1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious;

         Wholesome thirst and appetite.        --Milton.

         From which the industrious poor derive an agreeable
         and wholesome variety of food.        --A Smith.

2. Contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to
   morals, religion, or prosperity; conducive to good;
   salutary; sound; as, wholesome advice; wholesome
   doctrines; wholesome truths; wholesome laws.

         A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. --Prov. xv. 4.

         I can not . . . make you a wholesome answer; my
         wit's diseased.                       --Shak.

         A wholesome suspicion began to be entertained. --Sir
                                               W. Scott.

3. Sound; healthy. [Obs.] --Shak. -- {Whole"some*ly}, adv. --
   {Whole"some*ness}, n.