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salubrious

[suh-loo-bree-uh s]
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adjective
  1. favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
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Origin of salubrious

1540–50; < Latin salūbr(is) promoting health (akin to salūs health) + -ious
Related formssa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbsa·lu·bri·ous·ess, sa·lu·bri·ty [suh-loo-bri-tee] /səˈlu brɪ ti/, nounnon·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjectivenon·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbnon·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, nounun·sa·lu·bri·ous, adjectiveun·sa·lu·bri·ous·ly, adverbun·sa·lu·bri·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedsalubrious salutary (see synonym study at salutary)
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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.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for unsalubrious

salubrious

adjective
  1. conducive or favourable to health; wholesome
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Derived Formssalubriously, adverbsalubriousness or salubrity (səˈluːbrɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin salūbris, from salūs health
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Word Origin and History for unsalubrious

salubrious

adj.

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

(sə-lōōbrē-əs)
adj.
  1. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being.
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