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pariah (noun) outcast.

A pariah is an outcast, that is, a person who is avoided by everyone in the society. The society does not accept him and does not have anything to do with him. A pariah is regarded as one who does not deserve to be a member of the society. In certain tribes even today, a person who talks to or has dealings with people outside the tribe are treated as pariahs; that is, they are avoided by all the others in the society. No one talks to them, moves with them, or does anything with them.

  • For a long time, the other nations of the world treated the Republic of South Africa as a pariah for its apartheid policies. The UN would not allow it to join it but also imposed a ban on other nations doing business with it.
  • He was treated as a pariah by the members of his tribe for marrying a girl from another tribe. None of the people of his tribe would have anything to do with him.
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