anomie


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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

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.
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