otherness otherness  /ˈə ðər nəs/


  • (n) the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known



  1. A priest-academic has taken the stigma of Hispanic otherness and transformed it into a triumphant Catholic theology of mestizaje.
  2. A strong sense of otherness has always been in Murakami's nature.
  3. She was maybe the actress who best captured the out-of-time otherness of compound life.


  • George Christy Talks About Christian Brechneff, the island of Sifnos And More!

    “Otherness … a word I never knew. Or ever thought about. To think and write about the “otherness” was my publisher's advice. Otherness being my thirty years of spiritual solace on a Greek island, Sifnos, in the Cyclades. When I was 21, I moved to Greece to sketch and paint and restore myself.”
    on August 30, 2013     Source: Beverly Hills Courier


  1. The Pope stated that, "God's transcendence and otherness are so exalted that our reason, our sense of the true and good, are no longer an authentic mirror of God, whose deepest possibilities remain eternally unattainable and hidden behind his actual...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Sudan Tribune

  2. British author Timothy Garton Ash wrote that, "Palin ...... like George W. Bush, reinforces every European cliche about the otherness (cowboyness, hickiness, wackiness) of Americans."
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Timothy Garton Ash Source: FOXNews

  3. "The night suggests, it does not show," wrote Brassaï, the 20th- century's best-known photographer of Paris at night. "The night disquiets and surprises us with its otherness."
    on Oct 2, 2006 By: Brassaï Source: International Herald Tribune

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