Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The action of estrangement; (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another; The feeling of being isolated from other people; Separation resulting from hostility.

Usage examples (36)
  • alienation from nature has contributed to environmental problems in today's world.
  • The power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership
  • To use the term alienation is too soft a word now.
  • Disassociation between the claimed goal and actual actions is obvious; hence, maybe the term alienation is proper for the occasion. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.