Definitions for "Anomie"
is a sociological term that refers to a state of normlessness in society. It is usually attributed to decreased homogeneity, which provides a social environment conducive to crimes and criminality.
A theory developed by Emile Durkheim; holds that normlessness and social isolation are symptoms of a dysfunctional society and the causes of deviant behavior.
Apathy, alienation, and personal distress resulting from the loss of goals previously valued. Emile Durkheim popularized this term when he listed it as a principal reason for suicide.
Anomie, in contemporary English, means a condition or malaise in individuals, characterized by an absence or diminution of standards or values.