Meaning of “pariah” in the English Dictionary


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pariahnoun [ C ]

us /pəˈrɑɪ·ə/

a person who is avoided or not accepted by a social group, esp. because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted; an outcast:

Because of its poor human rights record, the country was treated as a pariah by other nations.

(Definition of “pariah” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)