Anomie meaning

ănə-mē
Social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.
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Alienation and purposelessness experienced by a person or a class as a result of a lack of standards, values, or ideals.
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Lack of purpose, identity, or ethical values in a person or in a society; rootlessness.
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Alienation or social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.
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Origin of anomie

  • French from Greek anomiā lawlessness from anomos lawless a- without a–1 nomos law nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French anomie, from Ancient Greek ἀνομία (anomia, “lawlessness”), from ἄνομος (anomos, “lawless”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + νόμος (nomos, “law”)

    From Wiktionary