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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.
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derivation: anomic (adj.)
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