alienated alienated  /ˈeɪ li ə ˌneɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) socially disoriented
  2. (adj) caused to be unloved

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Those who belong to it love it with a lonely, alienated, unironic passion.
  2. I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life.
  3. In the 27 months before Laird's arrival, the Gap had suffered consecutive same-store sales declines and had alienated core customers with products that were deemed too trendy.

News

  • Obama, ‘War on Terror’ Captive

    President Obama has alienated much of his liberal base by coming across increasingly as a toady to the Establishment, with his defense of drone strikes, his embrace of the surveillance state and his prosecution of anti-secrecy whistleblowers, as Lawrence Davidson explains.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: consortiumnews.com

Quotes

  1. "A US attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective, either because he or she has alienated the leadership of the department in Washington or cannot work constructively with law enforcement or other governmental constituencies in the...
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Kyle Sampson Source: Forbes

  2. Shami Chakrabarti, director of civil liberties group Liberty, welcomed the move, saying Section 44 had "criminalised and alienated more people than it ever protected".
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: AFP

  3. "Part of the success in Iraq involved reaching out to people that we would consider to be Islamic fundamentalists, but who were willing to work with us because they had been completely alienated by the tactics of Al-Qaeda in Iraq," Obama said.
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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