[ an-uh-mee ]
/ ˈæn əˌmi /
a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of social norms and values, as in the case of uprooted people.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anomiea·nom·ic [uh-nom-ik], /əˈnɒm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anomie
/ (ˈænəʊmɪ) /
sociol lack of social or moral standards in an individual or society
Derived forms of anomieanomic (əˈnɒmɪk), adjective
Word Origin for anomie
from Greek anomia lawlessness, from a- 1 + nomos law
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