noun, sometimes capitalized adhar·ma \¦ə-ˈdər-mə\

Definition of adharma



  1. 1 Hinduism :  individual disharmony with the nature of things :  nonconformity to one's worldly situation —opposed to dharma

  2. 2 Jainism :  the uncreated and eternal substance that enables souls and matter to be inactive :  the ontological principle of rest adharma is compared to earth, on which creatures lie and stand — Heinrich Zimmer — compare dharma

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Origin and Etymology of adharma

Sanskrit, from a- 2a- + dharma virtue — more at dharma

First Known Use: 1790

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to cast off or become cast off

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