- favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
Origin of salubrious
1540–50; < Latin salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious
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Examples from the Web for unsalubrious
I enquired as to how he happened to be in our unsalubrious avenue.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons
Henry Charles Mahoney
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
- conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
C16: from Latin salūbris, from salūs health
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.