anything detrimental to a society or its citizens, as alcoholism, organized crime, etc.
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How to use social evil in a sentence
Heck, even the Pope tweeted, “Inequality is the root of social evil.”
With safe sex advocates on the run, Warren and Ssempa trained their sights on another social evil.
First, such an attitude is not a desirable one to adopt when seeking a remedy for a social evil.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The transportation of women has been a great social evil to the colonies.The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) | John West
Mr. Wellcome was for the propagation of Tuberculosis and the direct encouragement of the social evil.Gray youth | Oliver Onions