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anomie


It is a bold experiment to fight avarice, depravity, and anomie among the masses with humanism rather than religion.
  a lack of moral standards — in a person or society
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  • It is a bold experiment to fight avarice, depravity, and anomie among the masses with humanism rather than religion.
  • It didn’t occur to me then, though it certainly does now, that it was years since I’d roused myself from my stupor of misery and self-absorption; between anomie and trance, inertia and parenthesis and gnawing my own heart out, there were a lot of small, easy, everyday kindnesses I’d missed out on; and even the word kindness was like rising from unconsciousness into some hospital awareness of voices, and people, from a stream of digitized machines.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The turmoil of an earlier era has been replaced by a sad and rootless anomie.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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Associated words [difficulty]:   anomie [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Philosophy, Public Policy & Politics
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