anomie

alienation or social instability caused by erosion of social or ethical standards and values


I came across this word in a New Yorker article recently. Can’t remember which one.

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  1. Jason says:

    I’m glad to see “wotd” back. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this one. Thanks Karl. P.S. If word of the day goes away the terrorists win.

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