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English noun: alienation

1. alienation (feeling) the feeling of being alienated from other people

Synonymsdisaffection, estrangement

Broader (hypernym)dislike

Narrower (hyponym)isolation

2. alienation (state) separation resulting from hostility


Broader (hypernym)isolation

3. alienation (act) (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another

SamplesThe power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership.

Broader (hypernym)transfer, transference

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. alienation (act) the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly

SamplesHis behavior alienated the other students.

Broader (hypernym)action

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