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 partners themselves were uncommunicative; even Whiskey Dick, who since his remarkable social elevation had become less oracular, much to his own astonishment, contributed nothing to the gossip except a suggestion that as the fiery temper of George Kearney brooked no opposition, even from his brother, it was better they should separate before the estrangement became serious.
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.
I had entreated him to keep quite clear of the house till everything was arranged: and, indeed, the bare idea of the commotion, at once sordid and trivial, going on within its walls sufficed to scare him to estrangement.
A letter from Michael was waiting for him at my office when he came there, and that letter charged him with being the original cause of estrangement between his father and his elder brother.
As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.
Do you not consider the harm you may be doing yourself, and fear that malicious people, seeking the cause of your estrangement, may guess the real one?
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.
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.
the time when that dependence and hope utterly left me, when the sadness I had felt in Bertha's growing estrangement became a joy that I looked back upon with longing as a man might look back on the last pains in a paralysed limb.
At last, on Ginevra's birthday, her mother, in despair at the estrangement which, day by day, assumed a more serious character, meditated an attempt to reconcile the father and daughter, by help of the memories of this family anniversary.
He had every reason given him to be so, but he was not; and solely on his side, an estrangement began to arise between them.
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.