Definition of salubrious in English:



  • 1Health-giving; healthy.

    ‘odours of far less salubrious origin’
    • ‘With its salubrious weather, few would want to move out.’
    • ‘Today's news also brought the suggestion that the traditional growing regions for fine wines may not be the regions producing the most salubrious wines.’
    • ‘Immediately after I rose from my bed I never failed, if the weather was fine, to run to the terrace to respire the fresh and salubrious air of the morning.’
    • ‘Surely it would be no weakness for a thoughtful man who should resort, for the renovation of a wasted frame, to one of those salubrious mineral fountains.’
    • ‘You may swear by herbs for their salubrious effect, but if you're facing surgery, you should stop taking any herbal medicines or supplements at least two or three weeks before the procedure.’
    • ‘It began as a colony of orange growers, but by the 1880s, wealthy Easterners had discovered that the salubrious climate might benefit them as much as it did any orange.’
    • ‘Naturally, it has turned out to be the time when even passive passers-by do not fail to throw a glance at these shops, unable to resist the temptation of letting the brew slip down their throats, either to enjoy the salubrious conditions better or beat the chill.’
    • ‘The abrupt silence led to a salubrious emotion of peace within.’
    • ‘For those who wish less publicly to enjoy the salubrious exercise of swimming, there are machines on the North sands with attendants and accommodations.’
    • ‘Why ever would he want to go to Hampstead when he could be here with us partaking of our salubrious sea air and not out on some stifling heat-sodden moor?’
    healthy, health-giving, healthful, beneficial, good for one's health, wholesome, salutary
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    1. 1.1 (of a place) pleasant; not run-down.
      ‘an over-priced flat in a none too salubrious area’
      • ‘He soon found himself walking through one of the less salubrious areas of the city.’
      • ‘Walthamstow was seen as a particularly salubrious location for schools.’
      • ‘My family moved, when I was a girl of about 9 years old or so, from a small Johannesburg miner's house into a palatial mansion in a more salubrious suburb.’
      • ‘In most Europeans cities, the shops have had to move out into less salubrious neighborhoods, which is a shame.’
      • ‘The Protestant planters and their co-religionists settled on the right, in both senses, bank of the River Foyle, a well-situated salubrious suburb called Waterside.’
      • ‘He found applicants with addresses in ‘difficult’ areas received half as many invitations to an interview as those from more salubrious districts.’
      • ‘For them, securing a house on one of Dublin's most salubrious residential roads is now a pipe dream.’
      • ‘Kostas bought a taxi and the pair went to work, spending their nights in the city's less salubrious areas.’
      • ‘It is a highly literary and lyrical novel looking at loneliness, friendship, family, middle age and life in a less than salubrious part of our capital city.’
      • ‘The launch of the scheme took place last Wednesday night, one of the first gatherings, in the salubrious surroundings of the new parish centre.’
      • ‘I surveyed the old hospital and its many auxiliary buildings in salubrious places like Morningside.’
      • ‘If they had dumped us a long way away in an area that was not salubrious then we would have had problems.’
      pleasant, agreeable, nice, select, upmarket, high-class, leafy, fashionable, expensive, luxurious, grand, fancy
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Mid 16th century: from Latin salubris (from salus ‘health’) + -ous.