ˈilth also -ltth
plural -s
: the condition of being economically unprosperous or miserable
the glaring disparity between the state's natural wealth and its human illthChristian Century
: something that produces or is symptomatic of illth
much of the goods on our shelves is wealth rather than illthNation

Word History


ill entry 1 + -th (as in wealth)

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“Illth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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