[ UK /ˌe‍ɪli‍ənˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌeɪɫiəˈneɪʃən/ ]
  1. the feeling of being alienated from other people
  2. (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
    the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership
  3. separation resulting from hostility
  4. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
    his behavior alienated the other students
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How To Use alienation In A Sentence

  • Baffler editors have called commodification of dissent stretches back to Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment and is alive and well in what he calls the "alienation market" in which films like Fahrenheit 9 / 11 either already have or are destined to make bundles (relatively speaking, of course). GreenCine Daily
  • This was the theory of alienation whereby the audience, already familiar with the story line, does not get caught up with the narrative.
  • But the outburst served to confirm the extent of his alienation from reality.
  • Should I swallow my pride and ask him out, at the risk of rejection, heartbreak, or alienation?
  • It includes strategies for promoting high academic achievement as well as off-setting problems of alienation, disengagement, and emotional distress.
  • In psychology, sociology, and cultural criticism the term alienation would be popularized primarily by Jewish thinkers. Emancipation
  • I think he has something interesting to tell us about political alienation, but he is surprisingly elusive. Times, Sunday Times
  • Is it a critique of capitalism or a cry against alienation? Times, Sunday Times
  • His later novels develop the theme of alienation.
  • Even worse than the interior feeling of alienation is the outward hostility shown to those with opposing political beliefs.
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