Definition of wholesome in English:


Line breaks: whole|some
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊls(ə)m




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  • ‘These children were sensibly and wholesomely occupied in cultural pursuits that should be encouraged,’ the TTMA said in a statement.
  • Just a few decades ago, pubescent kids were wearing knee socks, playing lacrosse and picnicking wholesomely in the outside air - now they eat burgers and openly practice the arts of seduction.
  • His paintings for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post were the images of America most of his countrymen wanted to believe in, renderings of wholesomely cohesive family life in the land of plenty.


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  • Harold promotes the value and wholesomeness of teen chastity under the title ‘Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself.’
  • It introduced a GM product into a food viewed by most consumers to be - and marketed for - its purity and wholesomeness.
  • For those whose childhood memories stretch back a few decades, the name Walt Disney is likely to bring associations of wholesomeness, innocence and American virtue.


Middle English: probably already in Old English (see whole, -some1).

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