What is another word for pariah?

Pronunciation: [pəɹˈa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

A pariah is defined as an outcast or somebody who is shunned or rejected by society. There are many synonyms for this word, such as outcast, misfit, untouchable, castaway, exile, loner, outlaw, and untouchable. Other synonyms include leper, reject, and undesirable. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation, but they all have the same idea in common: they describe somebody who is not accepted or respected by others. Whether describing a person or a group, these synonyms provide alternative words to use when discussing individuals who are marginalized, ostracized or excluded from mainstream society.

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What are the opposite words for pariah?

Pariah is a term used to describe a person who is ostracized or rejected by society. Antonyms, on the other hand, refer to words that have opposite meanings to a given word. Some antonyms for pariah could include admired, welcomed, or celebrated. These words all imply a positive viewpoint towards a person, whereas pariah suggests a negative perspective. Other antonyms for pariah could include accepted, appreciated, or respected, which all imply a sense of belonging and value within a community. By using antonyms for the term pariah, we can explore different viewpoints and perspectives on how individuals are perceived in society.

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Usage examples for Pariah

She only accepted him because she found herself in such a beastly anomalous position, with all the spiteful cats of the regiment arrayed against her, treating her like a pariah.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell
Why, half the county is related to me-and I've been to school with every man in it-and yet, I am a pariah!
Molly Elliot Seawell
This feathered pariah is an owl-like creature, and seldom puts in an appearance in the daytime.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Pariah

  • Iranians are very proud and don't want to become a pariah state like North Korea.
    Edward Luck
  • "It is an evil, sir, an unmitigated evil," Lincoln said. "I shall never forget the group of chained Negroes I saw going down the river to be sold close to a quarter of a century ago. Never was there so much misery, all in one place. If your secession triumphs, the South will be a pariah among nations." "We shall be recognized as what we are, a nation among nations," Lee returned. "And, let me repeat, my being here is a sign secession triumphed. What I would seek to do now, subject to the ratification of my superiors, is suggest terms to halt the war between the United States and Confederate States." Lincoln refused to call Lee's country by its proper name. As a small measure of revenge, Lee put extra weight on that name. Lincoln sighed. This was the moment he had tried to evade, but there was no evading it, not with the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia in his parlor. "Name your terms, General," he said in a voice full of ashes.
    Harry Turtledove
  • The howling pariah dogs, the cocks that herald dawn all night, the drumming, the moaning that will be found later white plumage huddled on telegraph wires in back gardens or fowl roosting in apple trees, the eternal sorrow that never sleeps of great Mexico.
    Malcolm Lowry
  • Philip Larkin, a big, fat, bald librarian at the University of Hull, was unquestionably England's unofficial laureate: our best-loved poet since the warTen years later, Larkin is now something like a pariah, or an untouchable.
    Martin Amis
  • The worst disgrace that can befall a producer is an unkind notice from a New York reviewer. When this happens, the producer becomes a pariah in Hollywood. He is shunned by his friends, thrown into bankruptcy, and like a Japanese electing hara-kiri, he commits .
    S. J. Perelman

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