Definitions

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  • n. The state of being salutary

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property of being salutary or wholesome.
  • n. The property of promoting benefit or prosperity.

Etymologies

salutary +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Had she interfered she must have seemed to sympathise, and thus the lesson might have suffered in salutariness.

    The Trampling of the Lilies

  • For I will frankly and solemnly declare, that I believe the views of both of you to be pure and well meant, and that experience only will decide with respect to the salutariness of the measures which are the subjects of dispute.

    Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.

  • Anna for the first time could merge her resentment on behalf of Rex in her sympathy with Gwendolen; and Mrs. Gascoigne was disposed to hope that trouble would have a salutary effect on her niece, without thinking it her duty to add any bitters by way of increasing the salutariness.

    Daniel Deronda

  • It is true that the spectacle is painful, horrible; but in pain and horror there is often hidden a certain salutariness, and the repulsion of which we are conscious is as likely to arise from debilitation of public nerve, as from a higher reach of public feeling.

    Dreamthorp A Book of Essays Written in the Country

  • “I will frankly and solemnly declare,” he said, “that I believe the views of both of you to be pure and well-meant, and that experience only will decide with respect to the salutariness of the measures which are the subjects of dispute ....

    George Washington

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