alienation alienation  /ˌeɪ li ə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the feeling of being alienated from other people
  2. (n) separation resulting from hostility
  3. (n) (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
  4. (n) the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly



  1. Well-being, alienation, aggression and the shunning of risk or danger were found to owe as much or more to nature as to nurture.
  2. But rather than making his protagonists fall in love while battling freaks, Burns makes them deal with the alienation of getting infected.
  3. It is the sense of alienation and the perception that the world is against them that nurture bitterness among those who resort to terrorism.


  • Why Be Libertarian?

    Why be libertarian, anyway? Why engage in a deep and lifelong commitment to the principle and the goal of individual liberty? For such a commitment, in our largely unfree world, means inevitably a radical disagreement with, and alienation from, the status quo, an alienation which equally inevitably imposes many sacrifices in money and prestige.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute


  1. "I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now," Baldwin wrote.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Alec Baldwin Source: FOXNews

  2. Annan said "if current patterns of alienation and violence persist much further, there is a grave danger the Iraqi state will break down, possibly in the midst of full-scale civil war."
    on Sep 18, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: CNN International

  3. "I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they...
    on Jan 16, 2006 By: Felicity Huffman Source: FOXNews

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