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Suddenly she was no longer an untouchable, Western-backed political celebrity but a global pariah.

From Time

The plot, which saw Khashoggi lured to his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, turned MBS from a figure many hoped would modernize Saudi Arabia into an international pariah.

From Time

A protest movement kicked Sudan’s Islamist leaders out of power last year, ushering in a new military-led government that wants to end its global pariah status.

From Vox

We have already entered the realm of becoming a pariah nation, and I think that will become a bigger issue under a second term.

From Fortune

By late summer, Italy was being lauded by the international public health community and by the press, including the New York Times, saying the country had “gone from global pariah to a model.”

From Fortune

He nonetheless found himself something of a pariah, and when he was unable to find a job, he sold fish in the street.

He, too, is a pariah in Pakistan, rarely acknowledged and never claimed as the “pride” of the nation.

Certainly the bitcoin community continues to treat Karpeles as a pariah.

If passed, the draft legislation would essentially make Moscow a pariah economy.

President Obama is reportedly set on making Russia “a pariah state.”

A roar came from the populace; an elephant trumpeted; the pariah dogs barked.

Then the pariah realises that she is thrust beyond the pale of human purity.

He was a pariah, a leper, and so must continue—a thing to be shunned.

He considered that he was a natural pariah; that the unpopularity at school would follow him through life.

The human order hostile, he quickly loses his self-respect and drops to the pariah class.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pariah, such as: leper, outsider, persona non grata, vagabond, bum, and castaway.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.