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an·o·mie

(an'ō-mē),
1. Lawlessness; absence or weakening of social norms or values, with corresponding erosion of social cohesion.
2. In psychiatry, absence or weakening of individual norms or values; characterized by anxiety, isolation, and personal disorientation.
[Fr., fr. G. anomia, lawlessness]

anomie

[an′əmē]
a state of apathy, alienation, anxiety, personal disorientation, and distress resulting from the loss of social norms and goals previously valued. Also spelled anomy.

anomie

Neurology
Nominal aphasia, anomic aphasia.
 
Psychiatry
Alienation.
 
Social medicine
Lawlessness; bereft of societal control or unresponsiveness to social norms; e.g., sociopathy.

an·o·mie

(an'ŏ-mē)
Social instability as a result of a loss of accepted standards and values.
[Fr., fr. G. anomia, lawlessness]

anomie

Lack of moral principle, whether in an individual or in a society.

anomie (aˑ·n·mē),

n a sociological phenomenon in which individuals display profound lack of expected social behaviors, often seen when people are uprooted from their places of origin.