AskDefine | Define outcast

Dictionary Definition

outcast adj : excluded from a society [syn: friendless] n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: castaway, pariah, Ishmael]

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  1. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah.


Extensive Definition

An Outcast is a person with a social stigma
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outcast in French: Outcast
outcast in Portuguese: Outcast

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

DP, Diogenes, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, Ishmael, Jim Crow, Timon of Athens, abandoned, alien, anchoress, anchorite, apartheid, ascetic, bedridden invalid, cast-off, castaway, chronic poor, cloistered monk, closet cynic, color bar, declasse, defenseless, depressed class, derelict, desert fathers, desert saints, deserted, desolate, disowned, displaced person, division, eremite, ethnocentrism, evacuee, evictee, exclusiveness, exile, exiled, expatriate, expellee, fatherless, foreigner, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, ghetto-dwellers, godforsaken, helpless, hermit, hermitess, homebody, homeless, houseless, insularity, insulation, invalid, isolation, isolationist, kithless, know-nothingism, leper, loner, marabout, motherless, narrowness, out-group, outcast of society, outcaste, outcasts, outlaw, outside the gates, outside the pale, outsider, pariah, parochialism, persona non grata, pillar saint, pillarist, poverty subculture, quarantine, race hatred, racial segregation, recluse, refugee, reject, rejected, seclusion, seclusionist, segregation, separation, shut-in, slum-dwellers, snobbishness, social outcast, solitaire, solitary, solitudinarian, stateless, stay-at-home, stranger, stylite, the disadvantaged, the dispossessed, the poor, the powerless, the underprivileged, tightness, unacceptable person, undesirable, unestablished, unfriended, unharbored, unhoused, unplaced, unsettled, untouchable, xenophobia
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