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Definition of "wholesome" []

  • Conducive to sound health or well-being; salutary: simple, wholesome food; a wholesome climate. (adjective)
  • Promoting mental, moral, or social health: wholesome entertainment. (adjective)
  • Sound; healthy. See Synonyms at healthy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wholesome" in a sentence
  • "Thankfully, Davila seems committed to keeping the title wholesome and honest."
  • "His vigorous will seemed to dominate over the whole household; he would drag me out peremptorily for what he called wholesome exercise, which meant long, scrambling walks, which sent me home with tingling pulses and exuberant spirits, until the atmosphere of the sick room moderated and subdued them again."
  • "That is what I call wholesome and healthy - so we are as we always were prior to this little blip."