roleless role (social roleless role)

(noun) The condition of having no role in society’s division of labor, specifically old people or the disabled.

Example: Older people are told they are “overqualified” for a position.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: roleless roles
  • The terms roleless role and social roleless role are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Variant form: roleless-role
  • Roleless role used in a sentence: I felt I had a roleless role because of my disability.

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