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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • White, blue-collar men are particularly alienated from the party, according to Democratic strategists.

    Can women save the Democrats?

  • Civil servants Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, of North Road, Holloway, feel “alienated from the patriarchal traditions of marriage” – but because they are heterosexual they are banned from having a civil partnership under UK law.

    2009 November « Anglican Samizdat

  • If you just implement this disaster then sooner or later the blame becomes yours as well and the police will become more and more alienated from the public.

    Replace Police With Spin Doctors « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Many Muslims who live in the non-Muslim lands might feel alienated from the multitude in that they live yet additionally from the societies of the Muslim lands.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • He needs the money, the right is trying to make their base feel completely alienated from the mainstream, and since many of them are on conspiracy freaks anyway .... sick of the Bull

    Georgia congressman: Wilson's outburst 'carefully calculated'


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