- favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
- promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.
Origin of salutary
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Examples from the Web for salutary
The exposure from Girls surely will be salutary by getting OCD the disease out in the open.‘Girls’ Shows Us the Real OCD With Hannah’s Brutal Q-Tip Scene
March 11, 2013
But this salutary revolution, like so many revolutions, overstepped, and resulted in the Great Inversion.Why Can't We Talk About Culture?
August 3, 2012
But Cathcart also thought this was a salutary day for Fleet Street and the British Press.Rupert Murdoch’s Stunning Exit: A ‘Saigon Moment’
July 21, 2012
But I do think that they have a peculiar and salutary indirect effect.American Jews and Immigration, Round Two
June 6, 2012
Route Irish is at least propelled by salutary anger and a coherent point of view.Cannes' New Political Thrillers
May 22, 2010
This was a wise resolution, and attended with the most salutary consequences.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
These are salutary questions, and questions of practical importance.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Unlike that, however, it has an important and salutary moral.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The visage of Imogen, ever present to his soul, suggested these salutary reflections.Imogen
Be it granted that just at such a crisis, Confession may be salutary.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effecta salutary warning
- promoting or intended to promote health
Word Origin and History for salutary
late 15c., from Middle French salutaire "beneficial," or directly from Latin salutaris "healthful," from salus (genitive salutis) "good health" (see salute).
- Favorable to health; wholesome.