An example of something wholesome is a well-balanced diet.
- promoting or conducive to good health or well-being; healthful: a wholesome climate
- tending to improve the mind or character: a wholesome film for children
- characterized by health and vigor of mind and body; specif., morally sound: a wholesome young man
- tending to suggest health, or soundness: a wholesome look about the boys
Origin of wholesomeMiddle English holsom, akin to Old Norse heilsamr, German heilsam: see whole and -some
- Conducive to or indicative of good health or well-being; salutary: simple, wholesome food; a wholesome complexion. See Synonyms at healthy.
- Conducive to or promoting social or moral well-being, especially in reflecting conventional moral values: wholesome entertainment; a politician with a wholesome public image.
Origin of wholesomeMiddle English holsom from Old English hālsum ; see kailo- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative wholesomer, superlative wholesomest)
whole +"Ž -some