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Definition: healthy, beneficial

Pronunciation: sa-LU-bri-es


Dating back to the 1540’s, salubrious derives from the Latin salubris, an adjective describing something or someone promoting health, healthful. The Latin noun salutis means health or welfare.

Why this word?

Salubrious is a very refreshing way of saying that something is very good for you! It is also something to remember next time you have a drink with your friends and someone (maybe even you) says “salute”- the origin is the same. Not sure how good the actual drink is for you, but seems like so many cultures say it anyway… if you’re drinking, you may as well tell yourself its good for you. I drink. If I didn’t tell myself drinking is salubrious, I’d have to quit…

How to use the word salubrious in a sentence?

Just like I used it a few sentences ago- it is an adjective to be used in describing anything that’s healthy. We should remember that not only human beings can apply to this adjective, but also companies, corporations and any other entity in need of attendance. Insalubrious, by the way, is the opposite.

“You should remember taking your vitamins on a daily basis, it is very salubrious for you” .

“Their decision to fire David was salubrious for the company”.

“Dismembering the creative team was highly insalubrious for the corporation”.


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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.


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