state or condition of lacking health, solvency, etc.

Nearby words

  1. ill-,
  2. ill-advised,
  3. ill-affected,
  4. ill-assorted,
  5. ill-behaved,
  6. ill-boding,
  7. ill-bred,
  8. ill-conceived,
  9. ill-conditioned,
  10. ill-considered

Origin of ill-being

First recorded in 1830–40; modeled on well-being Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ill-being

  • For instance what on earth had possessed me to take such an interest in the well-being or ill-being of Major Sewin and his family?

    A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford