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Word of the Day 10/25/21 Pariah

Pariah (noun)
pariah [ puh-rahy-uh ]


noun
1. an outcast.
2. any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
3. (initial capital letter) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma.

OTHER WORDS FROM PARIAH
pa·ri·ah·dom, noun
pa·ri·ah·ism, noun

WORDS RELATED TO PARIAH
vagabond, persona non grata, leper, outsider, castaway, rascal, refugee, vagrant, fugitive, waif, tramp, deportee, undesirable, bum, exile, expatriate, derelict, hobo, displaced person

See synonyms for: pariah / pariahs on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1605–15; < Tamil paṟaiyar, plural of paṟaiyan literally, drummer (from a hereditary duty of the caste), derivative of paṟai a festival drum

HOW TO USE PARIAH IN A SENTENCE
Suddenly she was no longer an untouchable, Western-backed political celebrity but a global pariah.
THE WORLD HAS FAILED MYANMAR, SO NOW ITS YOUTH ARE STEPPING UP|BRIAN WONG|MARCH 5, 2021|TIME

The plot, which saw Khashoggi lured to his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, turned MBS from a figure many hoped would modernize Saudi Arabia into an international pariah.
HERE'S WHY THE U.S. DIDN'T SANCTION MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN FOR HIS ROLE IN THE JAMAL KHASHOGGI KILLING|W.J. HENNIGAN|MARCH 4, 2021|TIME

A protest movement kicked Sudan’s Islamist leaders out of power last year, ushering in a new military-led government that wants to end its global pariah status.
THE US JUST BROKERED ANOTHER PEACE DEAL FOR ISRAEL, THIS TIME WITH SUDAN|ALEX WARD|OCTOBER 23, 2020|VOX

We have already entered the realm of becoming a pariah nation, and I think that will become a bigger issue under a second term.
ELIJAH CUMMINGS HAS A MESSAGE FOR VOTERS ‘FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE’|NICOLE GOODKIND|OCTOBER 21, 2020|FORTUNE

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