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well-being

[wel-bee-ing] /ˈwɛlˈbi ɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
1605-1615
1605-15
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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

wellbeing

/ˈwɛlˈbiːɪŋ/
noun
1.
the condition of being contented, healthy, or successful; welfare
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Word Origin and History for wellbeing

well-being

n.

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

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