meaning of Anomie

Anomie meaning in Urban Dictionary

actually, without legislation, a condition of disintegration of a society into specific elements caused by the absence of conventions, shared perceptions and objectives. A social system describable as only aggregate, their state of optimum personal entropy.

Anomie meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"absence of accepted social values," 1933, from Durkheim's "Suicide" (1897); a reborrowing with French spelling of anomy.

Anomie meaning in General Dictionary

private condition of separation and anxiety caused by too little personal control and regulation

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  • lack of moral requirements in a society

Anomie - German to English


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  • anomy