\ˈilth also -ltth\
plural -s

Definition of illth 

1 : the condition of being economically unprosperous or miserable the glaring disparity between the state's natural wealth and its human illthChristian Century

2 : something that produces or is symptomatic of illth much of the goods on our shelves is wealth rather than illthNation

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ill entry 1 + -th (as in wealth)

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