Salutary

Definition: producing good effects; beneficial.

So, something is not objectively pleasant, but that provides good benefits overall.

Why I Looked It Up

Found in a sabbatical application:

Rubbing shoulders with [discipline] scholars again with be salutary.

In this case, the use was more generic – rubbing shoulders with other scholars wasn’t viewed as negative; “salutary” just meaning “good” more generally.

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