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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


Synonymsestrangement


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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