salutariness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

salutary +‎ -ness


NounEdit

salutariness (plural salutarinesses)

  1. The state of being salutary
    • 1907, Alexander Smith, Dreamthorp[1]:
      It is true that the spectacle is painful, horrible; but in pain and horror there is often hidden a certain salutariness, and the repulsion of which we are conscious is as likely to arise from debilitation of public nerve, as from a higher reach of public feeling.
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