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OSTRACISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ostracism mean? 

OSTRACISM (noun)
  The noun OSTRACISM has 2 senses:

1. the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
2. the act of excluding someone from society by general consent

  Familiarity information: OSTRACISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSTRACISM (noun)


Sense 1ostracism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

banishment; Coventry; ostracism

Context example:

the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry

Hypernyms ("ostracism" is a kind of...):

exclusion (the state of being excluded)


Sense 2ostracism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of excluding someone from society by general consent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("ostracism" is a kind of...):

ejection; exclusion; expulsion; riddance (the act of forcing out someone or something)


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