Words I Love 55 – Salutary

A new word today…

health giving




adjective: salutary
  1. (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.
    “it failed to draw salutary lessons from Britain’s loss of its colonies”
    synonyms: beneficial, good, good for one, advantageous, profitable, productive, helpful, useful, of use, of service, valuable, worthwhile, practical; More

    “those incidents are a salutary reminder of the dedication of police officers”
    antonyms: unwelcome, irrelevant


late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘remedy’): from French salutaire or Latin salutaris, from salus, salut- ‘health’.

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