Wholesome definition

hōlsəm
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Conducive to or promoting social or moral well-being, especially in reflecting conventional moral values.

Wholesome entertainment; a politician with a wholesome public image.

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The definition of wholesome is proper for good health and well-being.

An example of something wholesome is a well-balanced diet.

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Promoting virtue or being virtuous.
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Tending to suggest health, or soundness.

A wholesome look about the boys.

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Promoting moral and mental well-being.
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Tending to improve the mind or character.

A wholesome film for children.

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Promoting or conducive to good health or well-being; healthful.

A wholesome climate.

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Characterized by health and vigor of mind and body; specif., morally sound.

A wholesome young man.

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Conducive to or indicative of good health or well-being; salutary.

Simple, wholesome food; a wholesome complexion.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
wholesome
Comparative:
wholesomer
Superlative:
wholesomest

Origin of wholesome

  • Middle English holsom from Old English hālsum kailo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • whole +"Ž -some

    From Wiktionary