What does wholesome mean?

Definitions for wholesome
ˈhoʊl səmwhole·some

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wholesome.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wholesome(adj)

    conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being

    "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"

  2. wholesome(adj)

    sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind

    "exercise develops wholesome appetites"; "a grin on his ugly wholesome face"

Wiktionary

  1. wholesome(Adjective)

    promoting good health and well-being

  2. wholesome(Adjective)

    promoting moral and mental well-being

  3. wholesome(Adjective)

    sound and healthy

  4. wholesome(Adjective)

    promoting virtue or being virtuous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wholesome

    tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary

    Etymology: [Whole + some; cf. Icel. heilsamr, G. heilsam, D. heilzaam.]

  2. Wholesome

    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

    Etymology: [Whole + some; cf. Icel. heilsamr, G. heilsam, D. heilzaam.]

  3. Wholesome

    sound; healthy

    Etymology: [Whole + some; cf. Icel. heilsamr, G. heilsam, D. heilzaam.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wholesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wholesome in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life

  2. Lord Salisbury:

    If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.

  3. Virginia Stallings:

    The meals in school are going to keep getting better and better, they’re going to get more wholesome and more nutritious.

  4. James Russell Lowell:

    Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Nothing is more wholesome for America, for our system of government and politics than the increased participation of women in our leadership and their participation in our government, i honestly believe if we decrease the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, we'll even have many more women who will go forward, enter the arena, win the fight( and) make a difference.

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