Definitions

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  • adj. wholesome; salubrious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wholesome; salubrious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wholesome.

Etymologies

health +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The ayre alwaie so attempre and pure, that nothyng can be more swiete, more pleasaunte, nor healthsome.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • These apartments, under the best superintendence, cannot be made to afford proper accommodations for the inmates … and a portion of the rooms seemed more like those receptacles of crime, “to whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in,” than tenements prepared for the recipients of an awful visitation of Divine Providence, justly considered the worst “of all the ills that flesh is heir to.”

    The Mad Among Us

  • -- "Weill," sayis he, "my heart is full and burdened, and I will be glaid to haif ane occasioun to disburdein it, and speik all my mynd plainely to thame for the dishonouring of Chryst, and wraik of sua many soulis for their doeings; be the beiring doun the sinceritie and fridom of the Gospel, stoping that healthsome breath of Godis mouth, and maintaining of the Papistis 'corruptiounes and superstitiounes."

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • While yet they deigned that healthsome balm to lade,

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • To whose foul mouth no healthsome air breathes in,

    Act IV. Scene III. Romeo and Juliet

  • For he created all things that they might have being; and the generative powers of the world are healthsome, and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor hath Hades royal dominion upon earth: for righteousness is immortal.

    Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature

  • A breeze from the north-west chased the blood to healthsome leaping, and caught the breath like an unexpected kiss.

    Demos

  • ‘unlightsome’ (Milton), ‘healthsome’ (_Homilies_), ‘ugsome’ and

    English Past and Present

  • a few of those immense estates in the South, divide them into single farms with neat, cheery, well ventilated, healthsome cottages to be rented to the colored tenants who are toiling all these weary years in the one-room log hut, like their own cheerless mules -- just to fodder themselves.

    A Voice From the South

  • 2514: To whose foule mouth no healthsome ayre breaths in,

    Romeo and Juliet (1623 First Folio Edition)

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