Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun welfare

3 senses of welfare

Sense 1
social welfare, welfare, public assistance -- (governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare")
       => aid, economic aid, financial aid -- (money to support a worthy person or cause)

Sense 2
benefit, welfare -- (something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all")
       => good, goodness -- (that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization")

Sense 3
wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia -- (a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles")
       => prosperity, successfulness -- (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)

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