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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pariah mean? 

PARIAH (noun)
  The noun PARIAH has 1 sense:

1. a person who is rejected (from society or home)

  Familiarity information: PARIAH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PARIAH (noun)

Sense 1pariah [BACK TO TOP]


A person who is rejected (from society or home)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


castaway; outcast; pariah; Ishmael

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

unfortunate; unfortunate person (a person who suffers misfortune)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pariah"):

heretic; misbeliever; religious outcast (a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church)

leper (a pariah who is avoided by others)

Harijan; untouchable (belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India)

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