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ostracism

os´tra`cism
n.1.(Gr. Antiq.) Banishment by popular vote, - a means adopted at Athens to rid the city of a person whose talent and influence gave umbrage.
2.Banishment; exclusion; as, social ostracism.
Noun1.ostracism - the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent); "the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"
Synonyms: banishment, Coventry
2.ostracism - the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
ban, banishment, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, boycott, boycottage, clearance, complaint, defrocking, degradation, demotion, depluming, deportation, deprivation, detachment, dim view, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, disbarment, discard, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disfellowship, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, disjunction, displacement, displeasure, displuming, disposal, disposition, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, distaste, ejection, elimination, eradication, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion, extradition, fugitation, indignation, liquidation, low estimation, low opinion, objection, opposition, opposure, ostracization, outlawing, outlawry, proscription, protest, purge, rejection, relegation, removal, riddance, rustication, severance, stripping, suspension, thumbs-down, transportation, unfrocking, unhappiness, withdrawal
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