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social evil


noun

anything detrimental to a society or its citizens, as alcoholism, organized crime, etc.

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Nearby words

social dynamics, social economics, social education centre, social engineering, social environment, social evil, social evolution, social exclusion, social fund, social gaming, social gospel

Origin of social evil

First recorded in 1855–60
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