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English Dictionary: wholesome by the DICT Development Group
2 results for wholesome
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well- being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
    Antonym(s): unwholesome
  2. sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind; "exercise develops wholesome appetites"; "a grin on his ugly wholesome face"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wholesome \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.
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