wholesome

Anything wholesome is good for you. Hopscotch is in most cases a wholesome game, since you can't get into much trouble while hopping up and down on the concrete.

Wholesome foods are the ones that your body appreciates, the ones that help you stay healthy. Marshmallows and corn chips aren't what you'd call wholesome, but organically grown fruits and vegetables are. Wholesome can also apply to other things. If you project a wholesome image, other people see you as a decent, moral person, somebody who's trustworthy and not living a secret life of crime. The word wholesome comes from the Old English hal, meaning "healthy."

Definitions of wholesome
  1. adjective
    conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
    wholesome attitude”
    wholesome appearance”
    wholesome food”
    Synonyms:
    healthful
    conducive to good health of body or mind
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    sound
    financially secure and safe
    alimental, alimentary, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, nutritive
    of or providing nourishment
    heart-healthy
    of foods that are low in fats and sodium and other ingredients that may foster heart disease
    good for you, healthy, salubrious
    promoting health; healthful
    hearty, satisfying, solid, square, substantial
    providing abundant nourishment
    organic
    of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones
    salubrious
    favorable to health of mind or body
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    Antonyms:
    unwholesome
    detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    harmful
    causing or capable of causing harm
    unhealthful
    detrimental to good health
    unhealthy
    not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
    noxious
    injurious to physical or mental health
    unsound
    not sound financially
    insalubrious, unhealthful, unhealthy
    detrimental to health
    insubstantial, jejune
    lacking in nutritive value
    morbid
    suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, queasy, sickening, vile
    causing or able to cause nausea
    rich
    containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar
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  2. adjective
    sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
    “exercise develops wholesome appetites”
    “a grin on his ugly wholesome face”
    Synonyms:
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
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