What does salutary mean?

Definitions for salutaryˈsæl yəˌtɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. good, salutary(adj)

    tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

    "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"


  1. salutary(Adjective)

    Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice.

  2. salutary(Adjective)

    Promoting good health; wholesome; curative.

  3. Origin: From salutaire and its source, , from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salutary(adj)

    wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise

  2. Salutary(adj)

    promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose; beneficial; advantageous; as, a salutary design

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salutary

    sal′ū-tar-i, adj. belonging to health: promoting health or safety: wholesome: beneficial.—n. Salūdador′ (obs.), a quack who cures by incantations.—adv. Sal′ūtarily, in a salutary manner: favourably to health.—n. Sal′ūtariness.—adj. Salūtif′erous, health-bearing.—adv. Salūtif′erously. [L. salutarissalus, health.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salutary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salutary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

  2. Craig Pirrong:

    The glut increases liquidity. Liquidity enhances optionality. Optionality creates value. Don't stymie this salutary development. Go with it. It will pay off in both the short term and the long term.

  3. Bharavi:

    As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.

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