[ an-uh-mee ]
/ ˈæn əˌmi /
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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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM anomiea·nom·ic [uh-nom-ik], /əˈnɒm ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for anomie
One may designate it as religious independence, or anomy, or individualism.
Is religious anomy, or the absence of religion, synonymous with scepticism?
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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