• (America) IPA: /ˈhoʊlsəm/

wholesome (comparative wholesomer, superlative wholesomest)

  1. Promoting good physical health and well-being.
  2. Promoting moral and mental well-being.
  3. Favourable to morals, religion or prosperity; sensible; conducive to good; salutary; promoting virtue or being virtuous.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Proverbs 15:4 ↗:
      A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but peruersnesse therein is a breach in the spirit.
  4. Marked by wholeness; sound and healthy.
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