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Which is a better choice:

Moreover, reckoning with unpopular and very minor sub-disciplines of science for many years, specialists are being left as outsiders in the society — with a significant disability in making their ideas interesting for a wide range of public audiences.

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Moreover, reckoning with unpopular and very minor sub-disciplines of science for many years, specialists are being left as odd-men-out in the society — with a significant disability in making their ideas interesting for a wide range of public audiences.

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  • I don't believe odd-men-out ever works. It is a bit oxymoronic. An odd-man-out is a single outlier, different from the pack. Would you like to join my loner support group? It's a group where people who prefer to be alone can get together and discuss their feelings with a group.
    – EllieK
    Commented May 17, 2022 at 12:32

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I would prefer "outsider" as being more formal and therefore fitting better in the style of the context (which itself has minor problems of style) you have given. Also, "odd-men-out" may distract people interested in gender issues from the message you are trying to get across.

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    Would you please tell me where the minor problems are? Commented May 17, 2022 at 12:08

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