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Definition of the noun anomy

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noun - plural: anomies

  1. personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • alternative spelling: anomie
    • more generic word: isolation = a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. lack of moral standards in a society
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • alternative spelling: anomie
    • more generic word: immorality = the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

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Google previewGarner's Modern English Usage (2016)

by Bryan Garner

Anomy is a variant. The adjective is anomic (/ ə-nom-ik/). Current ratio ( anomie vs. anomy): 31:1 anonym; anonyme; ananym. An anonym (preferably spelled without the -e) is an anonymous person. (See pseudonym.) An ananym is a pseudonym arrived at by spelling the author's name backward (as, hypothetically, Renrag for ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

html sanitizer The Anomy Mail Sanitizer − an email virus scanner The Anomy sanitizer is what most people would call "an email virus scanner". That description is not totally ...

Google previewThe Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought (2007)

by Roger Scruton

anomie (also: anomy) Greek: without law. 'Anomy' appeared in English in the sixteenth ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of the Social Sciences (2017)

by G. Mitchell

anomie; anomy. The term anomie was first used by the French sociologist, Émile Durkheim, to refer to several aspects of social participation where the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also spelt anomy. anonychia /an'6- nik'é'a/ [Gk, a, ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

Oblique SPHERE (in Ast'anomy) is ...

Google previewDictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (2013)

by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey

The word anomie and its orthographic variants anomy and anomia derive from the Greek noun anomia, which in turn goes back to the Greek adjective anomos, literally meaning ...

Google previewThe law lexicon; or dictionary of jurisprudence, etc (1867)


Anomy [fr. &vouta, Gk.] lawlessness, breach of law. A non posse ad non esse sequitur argumentum necessarie negative, licet non affirmative. Hob. 336.

Google previewDictionary of obsolete and provincial English (1857)

by Thomas Wright

Anomy, *.

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall

anomie (anomy) An absence, breakdown, confusion, or conflict in the *norms of a society. The term anomia is scattered throughout classical Greek writings, where it may be linked to the adjective anomos, meaning 'without law'. It has since assumed a wider and often negative connotation of breakdown and catastrophe. In sociology the term is most frequently identified with the work of Emile *Durkheim and Robert Merton.

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

anomie, anomy < lawlessness, anarchy, normlessness loss of personality ~ Persönlichkeitsverlust m (psy) < loss of self loss of purchasing power - Kaufkraftverlust m < depreciation (in value), loss of value, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1853)

by John Oswald, Joseph Thomas, James Lynd

Anomy. A ; nomos. Anonymous. A; onoma. Ansated. Ansa. Antagonize. Anti; agon. Anlalgic. Anti; algos. Anlaphroditic. Anti ; aphrodite. Antapoplcctic. Anti; apo ; plectos. Antarctic. Anti; arctos. Antasthmatic. Anti ; asthma. Anteact. Ante ; ago. Antecede, aritecessor. Ante; cedo. Antecursor. Ante ; curro. Antedate. Ante; do. Antediluvian. Ante; diluvium. Antelucan. Ante ; luceo. Antemeridian. Ante; meridies. Antemundane. Ante; mundus. Antepaschal. Ante ; pascha. Antepast. Ante; pasco.

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Scrabble value of A1N1O1M3Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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