verb (used with object), al·ien·at·ed, al·ien·at·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM alienateal·ien·a·tor, nounnon·al·ien·at·ing, adjectivere·al·ien·ate, verb (used with object), re·al·ien·at·ed, re·al·ien·at·ing.un·al·ien·at·ing, adjective
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It’s characteristic of this intelligent but alienating text, which works better as literary criticism than biography, that Bradford feels no need to display any compassion for such a sad, lonely end.Patricia Highsmith’s sordid search for inspiration|Wendy Smith|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Many social media companies have been hesitant to come out and say some sources are less trustworthy than others for fear of alienating part of their audience.On its 20th birthday, Wikipedia might be safest place online|Heather Kelly|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Goldwater wanted to distance himself from the conspiracy theories, but he feared alienating his base.Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party|Erick Trickey|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
He seems to have done much more to alienate the other side, with 54 percent of Democrats having a “very unfavorable” opinion of him.
Telling a new mother that she is hurting her child will further alienate you from her.Miss Manners: New mom’s posts might be hurtful, but butt out|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
Do the Republicans want to alienate important constituencies they will need in 2016?Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It|Eleanor Clift|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The President did not want to alienate Southern legislators whose votes he needed on his New Deal legislation.
Further violence and escalation of the events into a civil war would only alienate him from the bulk of the Ukrainian people.
Positioning yourself against President Obama is a good way to alienate the most important constituency in the Democratic Party.
That may work spectacularly well, or it may alienate some users.
A Christian who would attain perfection, ought to drive away from his mind all that can alienate him from heaven—his true country.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
In 1790 Pitt was opposing his wishes elsewhere; he was unwilling to alienate him altogether, and agreed to put pressure on Russia.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Such cruel insinuations can never alienate from you the friends who love you.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
He lampooned the prince regent, yet he could not alienate the Tories.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells