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whole·some / ˈhōlsəm/ • adj. conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being: the food is plentiful and very wholesome. ∎  conducive to or promoting moral well-being: good wholesome fun. DERIVATIVES: whole·some·ly adv.whole·some·ness n.

Wholesomeness

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693. Wholesomeness

  1. Armstrong, Jack the all-American boy. [Radio: Buxton, 121122]
  2. Brady Bunch, The widower and widow marry, producing an instant, wholesome family of eight. [TV: Terrace, I, 115]
  3. Miss America annual beauty contest features wholesome contestants. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 5657]
  4. Ozzie and Harriet series portraying the wholesome, American family. [TV: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in Terrace, I, 34]
  5. Waltons, The poor, rural family in the 1930s; they extol chastity, honesty, family unity, and love. [TV: Terrace, II, 418]

wholesome

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wholesome Description applied to food that is fit for human consumption as far as hygiene is concerned.

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