estrangement


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es·trange

 (ĭ-strānj′)
tr.v. es·tranged, es·trang·ing, es·trang·es
1. To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate: The months of bickering estranged her from her family.
2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations: art that is estranged from its historical context.

[Middle English estraungen, from Old French estrangier, from Latin extrāneāre, to treat as a stranger, disown, from extrāneus, foreign; see strange.]

es·trange′ment n.
es·trang′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estrangement - separation resulting from hostilityestrangement - separation resulting from hostility
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.estrangement - the feeling of being alienated from other peopleestrangement - the feeling of being alienated from other people
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
isolation - a feeling of being disliked and alone

estrangement

noun alienation, parting, division, split, withdrawal, break-up, breach, hostility, separation, withholding, disaffection, disunity, dissociation, antagonization The quarrel marked the beginning of a 20-year estrangement.

estrangement

noun
1. The act of estranging or the condition of being estranged:
2. An interruption in friendly relations:
Translations

estrangement

[ɪsˈtreɪndʒmənt] Ndistanciamiento m

estrangement

[ɪˈstreɪndʒmənt] n (from wife, family)séparation f

estrangement

nEntfremdung f(from von)

estrangement

[ɪsˈtreɪndʒmənt] nallontanamento
References in classic literature ?
the Squire was sick and peevish; he had been all day glooming over Dick's estrangement - for so he put it to himself, and now with growls, cold words, and the cold shoulder, he beat off all advances, and entrenched himself in a just resentment.
According to Old File's statement, though Doctor Dulcifer had never actually ill-used his wife, he had never lived on kind terms with her: the main cause of the estrangement between them, in later years, being Mrs.
In the relations of the husband and wife the same estrangement still remained, but there was no talk now of separation, and Stepan Arkadyevitch saw the possibility of explanation and reconciliation.
The infantry who had been stopped crowded near the bridge in the trampled mud and gazed with that particular feeling of ill-will, estrangement, and ridicule with which troops of different arms usually encounter one another at the clean, smart hussars who moved past them in regular order.
But Evgenie Pavlovitch was not afraid to compromise himself by paying the prince a visit, and did so, in spite of the fact that he had recommenced to visit at the Epanchins', where he was received with redoubled hospitality and kindness after the temporary estrangement.
I request your ladyship to consider whether it is desirable--in view of your son's conduct in the future--to allow his wife to stand in the doubly perilous relation toward him of being also a cause of estrangement between his father and himself.
She may have done so, in the fear that it would lead, if known, to some objection or estrangement.
It being her first day of complete estrangement from rural objects, Phoebe found an unexpected charm in this little nook of grass, and foliage, and aristocratic flowers, and plebeian vegetables.
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connexions can supply; and it must be by a long and unnatural estrangement, by a divorce which no subsequent connexion can justify, if such precious remains of the earliest attachments are ever entirely outlived.
In the tacit agreement of husband and wife to keep their estrangement a secret they behaved as would have been ordinary.
The cessation from writing and studying, the death of Brissenden, and the estrangement from Ruth had made a big hole in his life; and his life refused to be pinned down to good living in cafes and the smoking of Egyptian cigarettes.
My heart was heavy that morning: I felt the unacknowledged estrangement that had grown up between us very keenly.