[ il-bee-ing ]
/ ˈɪlˈbi ɪŋ /


state or condition of lacking health, solvency, etc.

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