pariah definition

  • noun:
    • A social outcast: "Soon Tom discovered the juvenile pariah associated with village, Huckleberry Finn, son of town drunkard” ( Mark Twain).
    • An Untouchable.
    • An outcast.
    • A demographic group, species, or community which typically despised.
    • somebody in exile.
    • a part of 1 for the oppressed personal castes in India.
    • someone who is refused (from community or house).
    • among an aboriginal folks of Southern India, regarded because of the four castes regarding the Hindus as of very low grade. They normally are the serfs for the Sudra agriculturalists. See Caste.
    • An outcast; one despised by society.
    • a part of a reduced caste of Hindus in southern Asia, lower than the normal castes of the Brah-manical system, by who these are generally shunned as unclean, yet more advanced than some other castes within the Tamil country, in which they constitute a substantial part of the population. The Pariahs are commonly used as laborers because of the farming class, or as servants to Europeans.
    • [lowercase] a part of every similarly degraded course; one typically despised; an outcast from society; a vagabond.
    • someone who is refused (from society or house)

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