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[wel-bee-ing] /ˈwɛlˈbi ɪŋ/
a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare:
to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.
Origin of well-being
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wellbeing
  • We will miss her constant concern for our welfare and wellbeing.
  • No, quitting an academic job because it is causing depression and is detrimental to overall wellbeing.
  • There is an obvious resolution of this dilemma: to regard economic wellbeing as depending on both inequality and poverty.
  • Earlier studies suggested psychological wellbeing was consistent throughout life.
  • Always interested and concerned about the wellbeing of others, she will be sorely missed.
  • Minimum wage does not improve the wellbeing of the poor at all for a number of reasons.
  • Properly engineered aquaculture is a blessing for the wellbeing of people and the environment.
  • However, the entire economic wellbeing of an individual does not solely rest on income tax policy.
  • They are run to maximise fun, not growth or overall wellbeing.
  • But those recommendations were set based on the vitamin's contribution to bone health, not immunity and overall wellbeing.
British Dictionary definitions for wellbeing


the condition of being contented, healthy, or successful; welfare
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wellbeing



1610s, from well (adv.) + gerundive of be.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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