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ALIENATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alienation mean? 

ALIENATION (noun)
  The noun ALIENATION has 4 senses:

1. the feeling of being alienated from other people
2. separation resulting from hostility
3. (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
4. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly

  Familiarity information: ALIENATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALIENATION (noun)


Sense 1alienation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling of being alienated from other people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

alienation; disaffection; estrangement

Hypernyms ("alienation" is a kind of...):

dislike (a feeling of aversion or antipathy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alienation"):

isolation (a feeling of being disliked and alone)


Sense 2alienation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separation resulting from hostility

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

estrangement; alienation

Hypernyms ("alienation" is a kind of...):

isolation (a state of separation between persons or groups)


Sense 3alienation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership

Hypernyms ("alienation" is a kind of...):

transfer; transference (transferring ownership)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4alienation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

his behavior alienated the other students

Hypernyms ("alienation" is a kind of...):

action (something done (usually as opposed to something said))


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