- 2. characteristic of good health or sound condition; showing good health: »
a healthy appearance, a healthy appetite, healthy lung tissue.3. giving health; good for the health; healthful: »
healthy exercise.SYNONYM(S): nourishing, salutary.–health´i|ly, adverb.–health´i|ness, noun.Synonym Study 1, 2 Healthy, wholesome mean having or showing health. Healthy suggests the strength and vigor that come of good health, the normal condition of someone who feels well: »
a healthy body. He has a healthy appearance even though he is actually not well.Wholesome suggests physical, mental, and moral soundness: »
wholesome food, wholesome advice, wholesome appearance. The new baby sitter is a wholesome-looking girl. Our uncle gave us wholesome advice.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.