What Does QOL Mean in a Text?

QOL means "Quality Of Life." QOL means different things to different people, but generally the term suggests satisfaction with your health, wealth, surroundings and work and family life.

The best-known factors for measuring QOL (Quality Of Life) are described in Abraham Maslow's 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation." In his paper, Maslow orders human needs as follows:
  • Physiological (e.g., sufficient air, water, food, shelter)
  • Safety (e.g., an environment free from physical or financial risks)
  • Belongingness (a sense of belonging to a group)
  • Love (being loved)
  • Esteem (being recognized and valued).
  • Self-transcendence (achieving potential)

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When I write QOL, I mean this:

meaning of QOL

Having QOL (Quality of life) means you have everything needed to make you happy.

Summary of Key Points

"Quality of Life" is the most common definition for QOL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Quality of Life
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of QOL in Sentences

Here are examples of QOL being used in conversations:
  • Tony: The poor thing has no QOL. She's just stuck in a home all day and never sees a soul.
  • Jordan: That's sad.
  • Tony: My QOL has improved 100% since I started working from home.
  • Jordan: I bet. That commute was a killer!

An Academic Look at QOL

QOL is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • The pay is good, but there is no QOL.
  • (Here, QOL is being used as a noun.)
Of note, QOL is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Kew Oh Ell), but as this is harder to say than "Quality of life," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation QOL is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "life's essentials" or "a happy work-life balance" instead of QOL.

Example of QOL Used in a Text

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