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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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  • They foster a community in which openness and tolerance are called treachery and threats to the nation's well being.
  • Much has been written on the effects of urbanization on mental health and psychological well being.
  • It is important to your own well being that you obey the laws.
  • Couples can often experience a drop in marital happiness that affects one's overall well being.
  • It is a natural evolution of abstract thought, necessary for the psychological well being of the human species.
  • If you give everyone the opportunity, and only a few take it, only a few will benefit from the resulting well being.
  • Being proud of your life, your thoughts, your actions is important for your own well being.
  • Clearly at a certain level of well being fertility rates go down below replacement.
  • Unemployment affects individuals' sense of well being, producing higher rates of depression and lower levels of life satisfaction.
  • They can monitor a senior's well being, health and/or activity while at home, then send the information out electronically.
Word Origin and History for well being



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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