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an·o·mieor an·o·my (ăn′ə-mē)
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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(Sociology) sociol lack of social or moral standards in an individual or society
[from Greek anomia lawlessness, from a-1 + nomos law]
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or an•o•my(ˈæn əˌmi)
a condition of an individual or of society characterized by a breakdown or absence of norms and values or a sense of dislocation and alienation.
a•nom•ic (əˈnɒm ɪk) adj.
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anomie, anomy, anomia
a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by an absence or breakdown of social and legal norms and values, as in the case of an uprooted people. — anomic, adj.See also: Law
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1. A term introduced by Durkheim to refer to a situation where the conditions for happiness are absent. Durkheim argued that one of the conditions for happiness was that there should be clear norms governing social behavior. The absence of these norms resulted in anomie and unhappiness.
2. A feeling of anxiety, hopelessness, and lack of purpose caused by the absence or breakdown of standards and values in society.
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|Noun||1.||anomie - personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation|
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
|2.||anomie - lack of moral standards in a society|
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
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anomief (psych) anomia
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