retreatism

[ ri-tree-tiz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈtri tɪz əm /

noun Sociology.

the rejection of culturally prescribed goals and the conventional means for attaining them.

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Origin of retreatism

OTHER WORDS FROM retreatism

re·treat·ist, noun
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