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  • n. The state of being wholesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being wholesome or of contributing to health; salubrity.
  • n. Salutariness; conduciveness to mental, moral, or social health.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you


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  • This wholesomeness is the result of her identification with and submission to God.

    Women and Islam

  • That might not seem such a daring concept, but for a female pop star, wholesomeness is not supposed to get you very far.

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  • When they were thus suddenly presented to me they seemed endowed with a most attractive simplicity, with a naturalness, with what I must call a wholesomeness; the objections I felt to be overstrained, unreal, morbid.

    The King's Mirror

  • I just love June Allyson in anything, really--I know she grates on many people's nerves, but I really appreciate the combination of genuine "wholesomeness" and very evident self-knowledge that goes into her playing...

    Good News (1947)

  • So they'll take whatever marketing buzzword seems to have a patina of "wholesomeness" (from "organic" to "whole grains" to "omegas") slap it on the same old junk and pretend that they're actually doing something about the obesity crisis.

    Dr. Jonny Bowden: Addicted to Oil, Addicted to Sugar

  • I always thought at some point, particularly the early 1980's, the "wholesomeness" of Disney's legacy had become exaggerated, to the point where people did start to believe that their products were only for kids.

    "Man Is In the Forest. Let's Dig Out."

  • To end the day, I thought you might want a taste of that wholesomeness which is Linda; that gosh darn true innocence which comes from clannish country living.

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  • In spite of Miss Jessie's continued celebration of the "wholesomeness" of

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  • With the convincing deftness, confidence and experience of a million dollar trial lawyer, he described the environmental virtues, future plans for recycling and wholesomeness of a life more plastic.

    Wallace J Nichols: Grandma, What Was Styrofoam? An Environmental Victory in Salinas, California

  • Parents should “be aware of this and try to direct the meaning of the feast towards wholesomeness and beauty rather than terror, fear and death,” said Father Canals, a member of a Spanish commission on church rites.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » October


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