Apparently fair, reasonable, or valuable.
So this grim old woman went on with her tale of horrors. How much of it was exaggeration — who could tell? It was only too plausible. There was that about consumption, for instance. They knew nothing about consumption whatever, except that it made people cough; and for two weeks they had been worrying about a coughing-spell of Antanas. It seemed to shake him all over, and it never stopped; you could see a red stain wherever he had spit upon the floor.
From Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.