[ ih-streynj-muhnt ]
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  1. the state of being alienated or separated in feeling or affection; a state of hostility or unfriendliness:Since the summer there’s been a rift in the family over something that my daughter posted online, and I still can't figure out how this estrangement occurred over something so silly.Diplomatic relations between the two nations were officially restored after more than five decades of estrangement.

  2. the state of being separated or removed:After years of forced estrangement, the families of people living in the vast refugee camp are finally beginning to get some news of their relatives there.

Origin of estrangement


Other words from estrangement

  • self-es·trange·ment, noun

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

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