Definition of Anomy

1. Noun. Personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation.

Exact synonyms: Anomie
Generic synonyms: Isolation
Derivative terms: Anomic, Anomic

2. Noun. Lack of moral standards in a society.
Exact synonyms: Anomie
Generic synonyms: Immorality

Definition of Anomy

1. n. Disregard or violation of law.

Definition of Anomy

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of anomie) ¹

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Definition of Anomy

1. anomie [n -MIES] - See also: anomie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anomy

anomeric
anomeric carbon
anomers
anomia
anomias
anomic
anomic aphasia
anomie
anomies
anomoly
anomophyllous
anomotreme
anomoura
anomuran
anomurans
anomy (current term)
anon
anon.
anona
anonaceous
anons
anonychosis
anonym
anonyma
anonymal
anonymas
anonymisation
anonymise
anonymised
anonymiser

Literary usage of Anomy

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1. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"Religious anomy and the substitution of doubt for faith—I. Will the absence of religion result in scepticism ? Will the number of sceptics increase with the ..."

2. The Grammar of Science by Karl Pearson (1900)
"If this be so, then obviously the odds are seven to one against a routine- order occurring even three times without a single anomy, and are overwhelming ..."

3. Speculum theologiae in Christo: or, A view of some divine truths, which are by Edward Polhill (1678)
"... of the anomy or ataxy, it is not from him as a ... The anomy or ... the entity and the anomy, the entity or motion mufi be from God the ..."

4. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1903)
"Secondly . . . the Form of Sin which is an anomy or transgression.—Ib., p. 1156. AVILE, v. To vilify. The world traduced him for a blasphemer, a Samaritan, ..."

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