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a·no·mi·a

 (ə-nō′mē-ə)
n.
Aphasia characterized by the impaired ability to recall the names of persons and things.

[a- + Latin nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots + -ia.]

a·nom′ic (ə-nŏm′ĭk, ə-nō′mĭk) adj.

an·o·mie

or an·o·my  (ăn′ə-mē)
n.
1. Social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.
2. Alienation and purposelessness experienced by a person or a class as a result of a lack of standards, values, or ideals: "We must now brace ourselves for disquisitions on peer pressure, adolescent anomie and rage" (Charles Krauthammer).

[French, from Greek anomiā, lawlessness, from anomos, lawless : a-, without; see a-1 + nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

a·nom′ic (ə-nŏm′ĭk, ə-nō′mĭk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anomic - socially disorientedanomic - socially disoriented; "anomic loners musing over their fate"; "we live in an age of rootless alienated people"
unoriented - not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map"
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