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Definitions for wholesome
ˈhoʊl səmwhole·some

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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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Anatole France:

    The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.

  2. Virginia Stallings:

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

  3. Butler:

    Law does not put the least restraint Upon our freedom, but maintain?st; Or, if it does, ?tis for our good, To give us freer latitude: For wholesome laws preserve us free, By stinting of our liberty.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

  5. R. D. Hitchcock:

    Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing. Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our manhood that we have enough for daily comfort; enough for culture, for hospitality, for charity. More than this may or may not be a blessing. Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust.

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