Definition of alienation
Origin of alienation
OTHER WORDS FROM alienational·ien·a·tive, adjectivenon·al·ien·a·tion, nounre·al·ien·a·tion, noun
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How to use alienation in a sentence
I think what’s kind of neat is that he’s doing this thing where he’s presenting alienation in really dark tones, but it’s accepted in a way where it’s just like, this is fun, pop music, like he’s tricking us.How one hit song won The Weeknd a Super Bowl halftime show|Aja Romano|February 5, 2021|Vox
Conspiracy beliefs have also been linked to feelings of powerlessness, anxiety, isolation and alienation.Why America Is Ripe for Election Conspiracy Theorizing - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|November 17, 2020|Nautilus
With “American Selfie,” she presents a queasily candid summa of the alienation, wounded psyches and media-siloed belief systems she’s been chronicling for two decades.Movies are rushing to impact the election. Don’t ask whether they’ll work. Ask whether they’ll last.|Ann Hornaday|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
In 1968, depressed by the fact that his creations had exacerbated rather than cured the alienation and inequality of American suburban life, Gruen moved back to Europe.The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Tough on Shopping Malls. History Suggests We Should Be Wary of What Might Replace Them|Sam Wetherell|October 28, 2020|Time
There was this real gap between what the elite conversation was and how … this just brewing anger and sense of alienation among lots of different groups of people.
Poverty, alienation, estrangement, continuously aggravated by racism, overt and institutional.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But The Dog surpasses simply documenting the alienation endemic in the 21st-century global village.Joseph O'Neill's 'The Dog' Has a Dystopian Dubai as Modernity's Stand-In|J.P. O’Malley|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This kind of thing sits in black American minds and creates a sense of alienation.
He was probably a perfect young candidate for moral alienation when confronted with the reality of war.
Deeper alienation and isolation can follow along with heightened chances of suicide and substance abuse.
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
With regard to the latter he showed very plainly his alienation from Russian soil.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Her quiet confidence, while I was so dissatisfied, worked curiously towards the alienation of my sympathies.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
All future tenures created by the king to be in free and common socage, reserving rents to the Crown and also fines on alienation.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
These nightly retirements, in the sequel, gave rise to the first suspicion of his alienation from the church of Rome.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
British Dictionary definitions for alienation
- the transfer of property, as by conveyance or will, into the ownership of another
- the right of an owner to dispose of his property
Medical definitions for alienation
Cultural definitions for alienation
A feeling of separation or isolation. In social science, alienation is associated with the problems caused by rapid social change, such as industrialization and urbanization (see Industrial Revolution), which has broken down traditional relationships among individuals and groups and the goods and services they produce.