Part of speech: noun

Exclusion from social privilege or favor.

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Usage examples "ostracism":

  1. Not even the shrinking self- distrust which he had been taught by repeated snubbings and protracted ostracism could prevent him from making himself known to this stranger. - "Hyacinth 1906", George A. Birmingham.
  2. I cannot afford to have them suffer the humiliating consequences of the social ostracism to which they may be subjected if I remain in the Republican party. - "The Facts of Reconstruction", John R. Lynch.
  3. " Social ostracism," he said, " would be very horrid if you stopped caring for each other." - "We Three", Gouverneur Morris.