anomie /ˈanəmi / anomy

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1. lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group

the theory that high-rise architecture leads to anomie in the residents.
II. derivatives

anomic /əˈnɒmɪk /
adjective


– origin 1930s: from French, from Greek anomia, from anomos ‘lawless’.

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