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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rejected and despised person. Also: a member of a degraded class; a social outcast.

Usage examples (36)
  • Rude and uncouth behavior will make one a social pariah.
  • India, called pariah dogs; since the latter, although not owned by individuals, dwell in the villages, and of course associate with man.
  • I'm what they call a pariah, I guess.
  • NYT: Katherine Harris is becoming something of a "pariah" for more
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