well-being

noun

well-be·​ing ˈwel-ˈbē-iŋ How to pronounce well-being (audio)
: the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous : welfare

Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of well-being was in 1561

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“Well-being.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-being. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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well-being

noun
well-be·​ing
ˈwel-ˈbē-iŋ
: the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous : welfare

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