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anomie

an·o·mie [or] an·o·my

anomie [or] anomy

 
pronunciation:
ae n mi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a breakdown or lack of values, norms, or structure in a society.
definition 2: the alienated feeling of an individual or class resulting from such a breakdown.
definition 3: a personal feeling of not being part of, or responsible to, society.
derivation: anomic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word anomie contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.