Synonyms for pariahs

Grammar : Noun
Spell : puh-rahy-uh
Phonetic Transcription : pəˈraɪ ə

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Définition of pariahs

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Portuguese paria or directly from Tamil paraiyar, plural of paraiyan "drummer" (at festivals, the hereditary duty of members of the largest of the lower castes of southern India), from parai "large festival drum." "Especially numerous at Madras, where its members supplied most of the domestics in European service" [OED]. Applied by Hindus and Europeans to any members of low Hindu castes and even to outcastes. Extended meaning "social outcast" is first attested 1819.
  • noun social outcast
Example sentences :
  • We are not trying to be avenged upon the world because we have been pariahs.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • You know how Germany treated her Jews—like pariahs and wild beasts.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • The people of Hue and Cry for three generations had been made to feel that they were pariahs.
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • The outcast Pariah is not to be outdone in this matter; and so we have Pariahs and Pariahs.
  • Extract from : « India, Its Life and Thought » by John P. Jones
  • The men she knew, except for pariahs like Walter Babson, talked thus.
  • Extract from : « The Job » by Sinclair Lewis
  • According to these laws there were to be no pariahs in Israel.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers » by Robert A. Watson
  • It may be a nation of Pariahs; but what difference does that make to art?
  • Extract from : « Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works » by Edward Baxter Perry
  • A merry Christmas to the homeless, and the outcasts, and the Pariahs—God help them.
  • Extract from : « Letters of Peregrine Pickle » by George P. Upton
  • It is strange that St. Giless should have been the resort of pariahs from the very beginning.
  • Extract from : « Haunted London » by Walter Thornbury
  • But now all outcasts and vagabonds are known as pariahs, and have become a caste.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, April 5, 1881 » by Various
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