Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lack of prosperity, happiness, or health.

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  • noun The state of being ill, unhealthy, or unhappy; misery; miserableness.
  • noun Lack of prosperity, happiness, or health.

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  • noun lack of prosperity or happiness or health

Etymologies

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From ill +‎ being. Compare well-being.

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