[ ey-lee-uh-ney-tid, eyl-yuh- ]
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  1. indifferent or hostile: A year after the floods, the failure of the promised rehabilitation package has fed an already alienated populace's sense of hurt and anger towards the government.

  2. withdrawn or isolated from the objective world: Albert Camus's novel The Stranger is the story of an alienated, unfeeling man who kills someone for no reason and dies without remorse.

  1. turned away from its original purpose or course; transferred or diverted: The investment firm, which misappropriated millions of dollars committed to it, was required to restore the alienated funds to the plaintiff.

  2. Law. (of property, title, rights, etc.) transferred or conveyed to another: Much reservation territory is now owned and controlled by non-Indigenous people, depriving Indigenous nations of billions of dollars in potential income from these alienated lands.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of alienate.

Origin of alienated


Other words from alienated

  • un·al·ien·at·ed, adjective

Words Nearby alienated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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