A pariah is someone that has been soundly rejected by their community. Your constant gossiping might make you a pariah on campus.
Pariah takes its name from a tribe in Southeast India. The pariahs were drummers, sorcerers, and servants who became untouchables in Indian society because of the unsanitary jobs they did. Pariah maintains this sense of untouchableness. Pariahs are not just unliked, they are avoided at all costs. Imagine how a once popular restaurant could gain pariah status if it fails health inspections three times in a row.
Even before looking at illustration I felt it had striking similarity with the Hindi word ‘Paraya’ and they both have similar meaning. Apart from the illustration I feel the word is mostly used in the phrase Apna aur Paraya in Hindi where Apna means ours(as in belonging to our kins, society or country) and Paraya means belonging to others(other countries, societies, families and groups). Paraya became Pariah in South India before being adopted into English. Paraya might have come into Hindi/Tamil and other languages from Sanskrit root ‘para’ which means ‘beyond’–the word is also used for type of sound and other phenomena which is so subtle as to be beyond the ken of materialistic people and this realm. (Para-Pashyanti-Madhyama-Vaikhari are four categorizations of sounds in traditional Hindu scriptures-para being subtlest root sounds–Logos.) Parampara–the word for tradition in Hindi means customs which have great depth for they’ve been observed since very long time. Parantu is another interjection meaning ‘but'(kintu/parantu) because interlocutor wants to insert a cause which speaker had not seen(para-beyond).
Paramatma is absolute soul–param is a related prefix which means absolute–it’s farthest from the surface. Similarly ‘Pari’ prefix is used in the sense of periphery as in parinati, paripaati and parivrajya.