wholesomely

wholesome

[hohl-suhm]
adjective
1.
conducive to moral or general well-being; salutary; beneficial: wholesome recreation; wholesome environment.
2.
conducive to bodily health; healthful; salubrious: wholesome food; wholesome air; wholesome exercise.
3.
suggestive of physical or moral health, especially in appearance.
4.
healthy or sound.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English ho(o)lsom (see whole, -some1); cognate with Old High German heilsam, Old Norse heilsamr

wholesomely, adverb
wholesomeness, noun


1. helpful; good. 2. nourishing, nutritious. 2, 3. See healthy.
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wholesome (ˈhəʊlsəm)
 
adj
1.  conducive to health or physical wellbeing
2.  conducive to moral wellbeing
3.  characteristic or suggestive of health or wellbeing, esp in appearance
 
[C12: from whole (healthy) + -some1; related to German heilsam healing]
 
'wholesomely
 
adv
 
'wholesomeness
 
n

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wholesome
c.1200, from whole (in the "healthy" sense) + -some. Originally in moral senses; physical sense first attested late 14c.
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