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[suh-loo-bree-uh s] /səˈlu bri əs/
favorable to or promoting health; healthful:
salubrious air.
Origin of salubrious
1540-50; < Latin salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious
Related forms
salubriously, adverb
salubriousess, salubrity
[suh-loo-bri-tee] /səˈlu brɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
nonsalubrious, adjective
nonsalubriously, adverb
nonsalubriousness, noun
unsalubrious, adjective
unsalubriously, adverb
unsalubriousness, noun
Can be confused
salubrious, salutary (see synonym study at salutary) Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unsalubrious
Historical Examples
  • I enquired as to how he happened to be in our unsalubrious avenue.

  • The reason why the river-courses in Ceylon are so unsalubrious, so fever-inducing, is easily explained.

    The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
  • I have heard certain of our seniors grow quite pathetic over the abolition of those social, if unsalubrious, repasts.

    Border and Bastille George A. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for unsalubrious


conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
Derived Forms
salubriously, adverb
salubriousness, salubrity (səˈluːbrɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin salūbris, from salūs health
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Word Origin and History for unsalubrious



1540s, from Latin salubris "promoting health, healthful," from salus (genitive salutis) "welfare, health" (see salute (v.)). Related: Salubriously; salubriousness.

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unsalubrious in Medicine

salubrious sa·lu·bri·ous (sə-lōō'brē-əs)
Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.

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