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. Doris Day:

    My public image is unshakably that of America's wholesome virgin, the girl next door, carefree and brimming with happiness. An image, I can assure you, more make-believe than any film part I ever played.

  2. Howard Milstein:

    Jack is the most genuine and most wholesome and straightforward and successful American that you will find, those are great attributes in a partner, and he is good to his word.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Dr. Dr. everywhere but very few Drs. to heal and care, break away from just medicines, promote wholesome healing processes and dare. Don't just deal with me, feel me and heal me.

  4. 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.

  5. James Allen, "As A Man Thinketh":

    As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.

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