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The term quality of life (QOL) references the general well-being of individuals and societies. The term is used in a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, and politics.

wellbeing n : a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles" [syn: {well-being}, {welfare}, {upbeat}, {eudaemonia}, {eudaimonia}] [ant: {ill-being}]

well-being n : a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles" [syn: {wellbeing}, {welfare}, {upbeat}, {eudaemonia}, {eudaimonia}] [ant: {ill-being}]

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "well-being": Easy Street, Hygeia, abundance, acceptance, advantage, affluence, amusement, animal pleasure, avail, bed of roses, behalf, behoof, benefit, benison, blessing, bloom, bodily pleasure, boon, carnal delight, clover, comfort, composure, content, contentedness, contentment, coziness, creature comforts, ease, easy circumstances, easy street, emotional health, endpleasure, enjoyment, entertainment, entire satisfaction, euphoria, felicity, fitness, fleshpots, flush, forepleasure, fruition, fulfillment, fun, gain, glow, good, gracious life, gracious living, gratification, great satisfaction, gusto, happiness, health, hearty enjoyment, intellectual pleasure, interest, joie de vivre, keen pleasure, kicks, lap of luxury, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, mental health, peace of mind, physical condition, physical fitness, physical pleasure, pleasure, profit, prosperity, prosperousness, quiet pleasure, reconcilement, reconciliation, relish, resignation, rosiness, satisfaction, security, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, sexual pleasure, solid comfort, success, sweetness of life, the affluent life, the good life, thriving, thriving condition, titillation, upward mobility, velvet, voluptuousness, weal, wealth, welfare, world of good, zest

Well-being \Well"-be`ing\, n. The state or condition of being well; welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue is essential to the well-being of men or of society. [1913 Webster]


Wellness may mean: The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health: "stress affects every aspect of wellness".

wellness n : a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients" [syn: {health}] [ant: {illness}, {illness}]

Data Sources:

  • well-being: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • well-being: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • well-being: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • well-being: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • wellness: WordNet (r) 2.0

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