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wholesome

1. conducive to health or physical wellbeing
2. characteristic or suggestive of health or wellbeing, esp in appearance
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I do really believe its state of society to be more sound, more just, than that of the North." (44) Southern society he regarded as the "best, wholesomest, and most conservative in the world." He was a strong supporter of secession, believing it to be analogous to Ireland's efforts to free herself from her overbearing and selfish master, and admitted that while working for the South, he was "contending for the South as the Ireland of this continent." (45) The very different situations in Ireland and the southern states of America, however, called forth very different responses from Mitchel.
As a letter of August 1827 declares, `The sweat of the brow is not a curse, but the wholesomest blessing in life' (Letters IV 246).
He quickly modifies his statement by adding, "Not that life should be a holiday: work is its wholesomest food" (10).