estrangement estrangement  /ɪ ˈstreɪndʒ mənt/


  1. (n) separation resulting from hostility
  2. (n) the feeling of being alienated from other people



  1. By Watson's account, this estrangement led Wilkins to show Watson one of Franklin's best pictures yet, which hadn't been published.
  2. Ronald Reagan's divorce and estrangement from children were not disqualifying adding yet another motive for candidates of both parties to invoke him as their icon.
  3. It all revolved around what I call an estrangement between the people running the departments and agencies and the people who were actually operational.


  • PST: Donovan 'proud and happy' of USMNT success

    If Landon Donovan doesn’t make it back to the national team ahead of next year’s World Cup, it won’t be for anything he said or did during his – well, let’s just call it what it is – probationary period of estrangement from the Jurgen Klinsmann’s group.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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  1. "She has expressed to me very strongly that her father not be the conservator," Streisand said. "There has been an estrangement for quite some time. With him as conservator, that is causing her more agitation and more distress."
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Barbra Streisand Source: USA Today

  2. "I was especially distraught, because we had just reconciled after some years of political estrangement and the family had once again been coming together," Benazir wrote in her memoir "Daughter of the East."
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "We seek the normalization of our relations with Pakistan, a solution of all issues that cause estrangement, including Jammu and Kashmir, through dialogue and peaceful negotiations in an atmosphere free of violence," Singh said. "While we...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Bloomberg

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