1. the state or experience of being alienated.
    "a sense of alienation from our environment" ·
    "unemployment may generate a sense of political alienation"
    isolation · detachment · estrangement · distance · separation ·
    severance · parting · division · divorce · cutting off · turning away · withdrawal · variance · difference · schism
    • (in Marxist theory) a condition of workers in a capitalist economy, resulting from a lack of identity with the products of their labour and a sense of being controlled or exploited.
    • psychiatry
      a state of depersonalization or loss of identity in which the self seems unreal, thought to be caused by difficulties in relating to society and the resulting prolonged inhibition of emotion.
    • an effect sought by some dramatists, whereby the audience remains objective and does not identify with the actors.
  2. law
    the transfer of the ownership of property rights.
    "most leases contain restrictions against alienation"
    transfer · conveyance · passing on · handing over · devolution
late Middle English: from Latin alienatio(n-), from the verb alienare ‘estrange’, from alienus ( see alien). The term alienation effect (1940s) is a translation of German Verfremdungseffekt.
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How to use alienation in a sentence?
such passages reflect a sense of disquietude, of alienation even.
unemployment may generate a sense of political alienation.
most leases contain restrictions against alienation.
a sense of alienation from our environment.
our alienation from the rest of Creation.
the low road of apathy and alienation.
our alienation from our true selves.
How to say alienation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)vervreemding
Arabic (NOUN)الاغتراب, اغتراب, التغريب, الغربة, العزلة
Bangla দূর হ
Bosnian (Latin) otuđenje
Bulgarian (NOUN)отчуждение
Cantonese (Traditional) 異化
Catalan (NOUN)alienació
Chinese Simplified 异化
Chinese Traditional 異化
Croatian (NOUN)otuđenja, otuđivanja
Czech (NOUN)odcizení
Danish (NOUN)fremmedgørelse
Dutch (NOUN)vervreemding
Estonian (NOUN)võõrandumise
Fijian watidratou
Filipino hidwaan sa
Finnish (NOUN)vieraantuminen
French (NOUN)aliénation, désaffection, distanciation, éloignement, marginalisation
German (NOUN)Entfremdung, Fremdheit, Veräußerung
Greek (NOUN)αποξένωση, αλλοτρίωσης
Haitian Creole aliénation
Hebrew ניכור
Hindi (NOUN)अलगाव
Hungarian (NOUN)elidegenedés
Indonesian (NOUN)keterasingan
Italian (NOUN)alienazione
Japanese (NOUN)疎外, 疎外感
Kiswahili kutengwa
Korean (NOUN)소외
Latvian (NOUN)atsvešinātību, atsavināšana
Lithuanian (NOUN)susvetimėjimas
Malagasy fanandevozana
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)pemberimilikan
Maltese trasferiment
Norwegian Bokmål fremmedgjøring
Persian (NOUN)بیگانگی
Polish (NOUN)alienacji, wyobcowanie
Portuguese (NOUN)alienação, alheamento, distanciamento
Querétaro Otomi enajenación
Romanian (NOUN)alienare, înstrăinarea
Russian (NOUN)отчуждения
Samoan faaesea o loo
Serbian (Cyrillic) отуђења
Serbian (Latin) otuđenja
Slovak (NOUN)odcudzenie
Slovenian (NOUN)odtujenosti
Spanish (NOUN)alienación, distanciamiento, marginación, extrañeza
Swedish (NOUN)främlingskap, utanförskap
Tamil அந்நியமாதல்
Telugu విదేశీయుల
Thai ความแปลกแยก
Tongan ongo'i li'ekina
Turkish (NOUN)yabancılaşma
Ukrainian (NOUN)відчуження
Urdu بیگانگی
Vietnamese (NOUN)nhượng, chuyển nhượng
Welsh (NOUN)ymddieithrio, dieithrwch
Yucatec Maya enajenación
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