salutary

  • 1 Salutary — Sal u*ta*ry, a. [L. salutaris, from salus, utis, health, safety: cf. F. salutaire. See {Salubrious}.] 1. Wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise. [1913 Webster] 2. Promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 salutary — I adjective advantageous, aidant, analeptic, beneficial, benign, bracing, constitutional, corrective, corroborant, curative, edifying, favorable, good, harmless, healing, health giving, health preserving, healthful, healthy, helpful, hurtless,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 salutary — late 15c., from M.Fr. salutaire beneficial, from L. salutaris healthful, from salus (gen. salutis) good health (see SALUTE (Cf. salute)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 salutary — wholesome, *healthful, healthy, salubrious, hygienic, sanitary Analogous words: *beneficial, advantageous, profitable Antonyms: deleterious: evil …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 salutary — [adj] healthy aiding, beneficial, fit, good, healing, healthful, nourishing, nutritious, restorative, salubrious, sound, tonic, well, wholesome; concepts 314,462,537,545 …

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  • 6 salutary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of something disadvantageous) beneficial in providing an opportunity for learning from experience. 2) archaic health giving. ORIGIN Latin salutaris, from salus health …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 salutary — [sal′yoo ter΄ē] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr salutaire < L salutaris < salus (gen. salutis), health: see SAFE] 1. promoting or conducive to health; healthful 2. promoting or conducive to some good purpose; beneficial salutarily adv. salutariness… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 salutary — sal|u|ta|ry [ˈsæljutəri US teri] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: salutaire, from Latin salutaris, from salus; SALUTE1] a salutary experience is unpleasant but teaches you something salutary experience/lesson/reminder etc ▪ Losing… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 salutary — [[t]sæ̱ljʊtəri, AM teri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A salutary experience is good for you, even though it may seem difficult or unpleasant at first. [FORMAL] It was a new and salutary experience to be in the minority... The letter had a very… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 salutary — 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

  • 11 salutary — sal|u|tar|y [ sæljə,teri ] adjective FORMAL a salutary experience or warning is one that has a good effect although it is unpleasant: It was a salutary lesson to see the whole team so easily defeated …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 salutary — adjective 1) a salutary lesson on the fragility of nature Syn: beneficial, advantageous, good, profitable, productive, helpful, useful, valuable, worthwhile; timely 2) archaic the salutary Atlantic air See s …

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  • 13 salutary — UK [ˈsæljʊt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈsæljəˌterɪ] adjective formal a salutary experience or warning is one that has a good effect although it is unpleasant It was a salutary lesson to see the whole team so easily defeated …

    English dictionary

  • 14 salutary — adjective Etymology: Middle French salutaire, from Latin salutaris, from salut , salus health Date: 15th century 1. producing a beneficial effect ; remedial < salutary influences > 2. promoting health ; curative Synonyms: see healthful • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 salutary — adjective /ˈsaljʊtəɹi/ a) Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice. b) Promoting good health; wholesome; curative. See Also: salubrious, salutation, salute …

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  • 16 salutary — adj. Salutary is used with these nouns: ↑effect, ↑experience, ↑lesson, ↑reminder, ↑warning …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 salutary —  Not tory. For a discussion of its usage, see healthy, healthful, salutary …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 18 salutary —    Not tory. For a discussion of its usage, see healthy, healthful, salutary …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 19 salutary — adjective a salutary experience is unpleasant but teaches you something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 salutary — salutarily /sal yeuh ter euh lee, sal yeuh tair /, adv. salutariness, n. /sal yeuh ter ee/, adj. 1. favorable to or promoting health; healthful. 2. promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome. [1480 90; < L salut(aris) (salut (s …

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