Monday, 24 December 2012

Entry: anomic (adj.)


In context: "...Mildred had given him two days of high-volume shit for first sulking antisocially by the keg and then screwing out and abandoning her at seven months gone to a sandy room full of tanly anomic blondes who said catty things about her tattoos..."

Definition: Either from anomie (n.): Absence of accepted social standards or values; the state or condition of an individual or society lacking such standards.

or

anomia (n.): A form of aphasia characterized by inability to recall the names of objects.
 
While the former seems the best fit, I can definitely relate to meet anomic folks at parties in the second sense of the word.
Other:

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 585

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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