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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- The condition of being economically unprosperous or miserable.

Usage examples (22)
  • More than a century ago, English economist John Ruskin observed that the same economic system that creates glittering wealth also spawns what he called illth — poverty,...
  • Poverty, pollution, despair, and ill-health — what John Ruskin called illth — is the dark side of capitalism.
  • Chase argued that American abundance produced "illth," a term he had borrowed from the nineteenth-century British gothicist John Ruskin, who argued that capitalist...
  • Moreover, illth prevention is a lot cheaper than illth cleanup. for more
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