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well-be·ing

(wĕl′bē′ĭng)
n.
The state of being healthy, happy, or prosperous; welfare.

well′-be′ing



n.
a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.well-being - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperouswell-being - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
fool's paradise - an illusory state of wellbeing
health, wellness - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
successfulness, prosperity - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
ill-being - lack of prosperity or happiness or health

well-being

noun welfare, good, interest, health, benefit, advantage, comfort, happiness, prosperity His work emphasized the emotional as well as the physical well-being of the patient.

well-being

noun
A state of health, happiness, and prospering:
Translations

well-being

[ˈwelˌbiːɪŋ] Nbienestar m

well-being

[ˌwɛlˈbiːɪŋ] nbenessere m

well2

(wel) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. healthy. I don't feel very / at all well; She doesn't look very well; She's been ill but she's quite well now.
2. in a satisfactory state or condition. All is well now.
adverb
1. in a good, correct, successful, suitable etc way. He's done well to become a millionaire at thirty; She plays the piano well; Mother and baby are both doing well; How well did he do in the exam?
2. with good reason; with justice. You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do; You can't very well refuse to go.
3. with approval or praise. He speaks well of you.
4. used (with eg damn, ~jolly etc) for emphasis. You can jolly well do it yourself!
5. thoroughly. Examine the car well before you buy it.
6. to a great or considerable extent. He is well over fifty.
interjection
1. used to express surprise etc. Well! I'd never have believed it!
2. used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc. Do you remember John Watson? Well, he's become a teacher.
well-
1. in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.
2. very much, as in well-known.
ˌwell-beˈhaved adjective
behaving correctly. well-behaved children.
ˌwell-ˈbeing noun
welfare. She is always very concerned about her mother's well-being.
ˌwell-ˈbred adjective
(of a person) having good manners.
ˌwell-ˈbuilt adjective
muscular; having a strong, handsome figure.
ˌwell-ˈdone adjective
(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time.
ˌwell-ˈearned adjective
thoroughly deserved. a well-earned rest.
ˌwell-ˈeducated adjective
educated to a good standard.
ˌwell-ˈfed adjective
correctly and sufficiently fed.
ˌwell-ˈgroomed adjective
of smart, tidy appearance.
ˌwell-inˈformed adjective
having or showing a thorough knowledge. a well-informed person/essay.
ˌwell-ˈknown adjective
familiar or famous. a well-known TV personality.
ˌwell-ˈmade adjective
a well-made table.
ˌwell-ˈmannered adjective
polite.
ˌwell-ˈoff adjective
1. rich. He is very well-off; a well-off young lady.
2. fortunate. You do not know when you are well off.
ˌwell-ˈread (-ˈred) adjective
having read many books etc; intelligent.
ˌwell-ˈspoken adjective
(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc.
ˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective
having enough money to live comfortably.
ˌwell-wisher noun
a person who wishes one success etc.
as well
in addition; too. If you will go, I'll go as well.
as well as
in addition to. She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well
to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret. It's just as well (that) you didn't go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to
to be advisable or sensible. It would be as well to go by train – the roads are flooded.
very well
fine, okay. Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!
used in congratulating a person. I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough
fairly, but not particularly, well.
well up in
knowing a great deal about. He's very well up in financial matters.
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