Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mentally astray; demented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective socially disoriented.
  • adjective having become indifferent or hostile to one's peers or social group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Isolated; excluded; estranged.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of alienate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective caused to be unloved
  • adjective socially disoriented

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Examples

  • Don't know about bovines in blizzard games, but gender neutral characters tend to be male-centric, and even though I myself use video games as a medium for escapism sometimes, I certainly do not want to be alienated from the experience ALL of the time, and not for reasons that are sexist.

    Heroine

  • I see so many students who seem to be alienated from the process of learning English, and I tend to blame this on the fact that the language and what they have had to do with it has never belonged to them.

    C is for Coursebook (by Lindsay Clandfield) « An A-Z of ELT

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • Additions to the staff may yet broaden Obama's inner circle or speak for constituencies that feel alienated from the White House.

    Obama signals continuity, for now, with staff changes

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • Compared to core conservatives and liberals, however, independents are generally pragmatic and moderate in outlook, and almost by definition are alienated from the hyper-partisan, zero-sum game of politics as played in Washington.

    Will Marshall: Revolt of the Radical Center, Act III

  • However at this point he has allowed himself to be so circumscribed by the right, and so alienated from the left, that I doubt there is much left that he can do to salvage his presidency.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable

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