adjective Etymology: Latin salubris; akin to salvus safe, healthy — more at safe Date: 1547 favorable to or promoting health or well-being <
salubrious habits
Synonyms: see healthfulsalubriously adverbsalubriousness nounsalubrity noun

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  • salubrious — salubrious, salutary Both words are derived from the Latin word salus meaning ‘health’. Salubrious essentially means ‘giving health’ and hence also ‘pleasant, agreeable’ • (The Prince of Wales bestowed a polite eye upon her, then turned to the… …   Modern English usage

  • Salubrious — Sa*lu bri*ous, a. [L. salubris, or saluber, fr. salus health; akin to salvus safe, sound, well. See {Safe}.] Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate. [1913 Webster] Syn: Healthful; wholesome;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salubrious — I adjective advantageous, analeptic, beneficial, corrective, corroborant, curative, favorable to health, healing, health promoting, healthful, healthy, invigorating, life giving, medicinal, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, recuperative,… …   Law dictionary

  • salubrious — 1540s, from L. salubris promoting health, healthful, from salus (gen. salutis) welfare, health (see SALUTE (Cf. salute)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • salubrious — *healthful, healthy, wholesome, salutary, hygienic, sanitary Analogous words: *beneficial, advantageous: benign, *favorable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salubrious — [adj] health giving beneficial, good, healthful, healthy, hygienic, invigorating, salutary, sanitary, wholesome; concepts 560,572 Ant. insalubrious, unhealthy, unwholesome …   New thesaurus

  • salubrious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) health giving; healthy. 2) (of a place) pleasant; not run down. DERIVATIVES salubriously adverb salubriousness noun salubrity noun. ORIGIN Latin salubris, from salus health …   English terms dictionary

  • salubrious — [sə lo͞o′brē əs] adj. [< L salubris (< salus, health: see SAFE) + OUS] promoting health or welfare; healthful, wholesome, salutary, etc. salubriously adv. salubrity [sə lo͞o′brə tē] n. salubriousness …   English World dictionary

  • salubrious — [[t]səlu͟ːbriəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A place that is salubrious is pleasant and healthy. [FORMAL] ...your salubrious lochside hotel. 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is described as salubrious is respectable or socially desirable. [FORMAL] ...London s… …   English dictionary

  • salubrious — sa|lu|bri|ous [səˈlu:briəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: salubris, from salus; SALUTE1] a salubrious area or place is pleasant and clean, especially compared to other places often used humorously ▪ the less salubrious area near… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • salubrious — adjective formal a place that is salubrious is pleasant and healthy to be in: They ve moved to a more salubrious part of town …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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