Definitions for wholesome
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wholesome.
conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
"wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
"exercise develops wholesome appetites"; "a grin on his ugly wholesome face"
promoting good health and well-being
promoting moral and mental well-being
sound and healthy
promoting virtue or being virtuous
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: heelsam, Dutch; heylsam, Teutonick; both from hæl , Saxon, health.
They suffer us to famish, repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich, and provide more piercing statutes to chain up the poor. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
’Tis no less
To govern justly, make your empire flourish,
With wholesome laws, in riches, peace, and plenty;
Than, by the expence of wealth and blood, to make
New acquisitions. John Denham, Sophy.
So the doctrine contain’d be but wholesome and edifying, a want of exactness in speaking may be overlook’d. Francis Atterbury.
Night not now, as ere man fell,
Wholesome and cool and mild; but with black air
Accompany’d, with damps and dreadful gloom. John Milton.
Besides the wholesome luxury which that place abounds with, a kitchen garden is a more pleasant sight than the finest orangery. Addison.
She held it wholesomer by much,
To rest a little on the couch. Matthew Prior.
The Lord helpeth his anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven; even with the wholesome strength of his right hand. Psalm xx. 6.
I cannot make you a wholesome answer; my wit’s diseased. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
To wail friends lost,
Is not by much so wholesome, profitable,
As to rejoice at friends but newly found. William Shakespeare.
tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; salutary
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.]
The numerical value of wholesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wholesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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
I have been resonating with young boys for 50 years, [But] it was wholesome and not risque. So mom and dad didn’t care what you watched. And I think we raised a good generation because of that… I’ve had soldiers tell me, ‘I carried your picture in my helmet.’ I had families say, ‘The only way we ever got along was when we were watching your show.’ It had an impact that was far more than just 30 minutes.
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.
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.
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.
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- gesund, heilsam, förderlich, tugendhaft, rechtschaffenGerman
- terve, terveellinenFinnish
- sağlıklı, sıhhatli, faydalı, faziletli, erdemli, yaralıTurkish
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