Main definitions of anomic in English

: anomic1anomic2

anomic1

adjective

Medicine
  • See anomie

    • ‘It appears the aphasia he is suffering from is most likely transient, at the very worst it is anomic.’

Main definitions of anomic in English

: anomic1anomic2

anomic2

adjective

  • See anomie

    • ‘I know it's a fashion thing and as a sociologist I could go on all day about anomic youth and the intrinsic power of youth sub cultures, inclusion, exclusion and the influence and glamour of rap music but that's boring.’
    • ‘Yes, this is a Herculean task given that following independence and the growing exposure of the Namibian economy to global competition, the country drifted into a somewhat anomic situation, which could not be remedied yet.’
    • ‘And the premise of such a debate is the dangers of individualism and self-interest as pathways to anomic and destructive ‘lifestyle’ choices.’
    • ‘But when they are compared with their U.S. peers, they seem both pretty conservative and pretty liberal as opposed to anomic, alienated, violent, and excluded.’
    • ‘And rather than the anomic feeling that comes from never talking to your neighbours, there's a constant bustle of visitors through the door.’

Pronunciation

anomic

/əˈnɒmɪk/