ill-be·​ing ˈil-ˈbē-iŋ How to pronounce ill-being (audio)
: a condition of being deficient in health, happiness, or prosperity

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-being was in 1840

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“Ill-being.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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