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alien

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of alien

  1. 1 being, relating to, or characteristic of a country other than one's own <new immigrants with customs alien to the community where they have settled> Synonyms foreign, nonnativeRelated Words imported, introduced, naturalized, transplanted; external, international, multiculti, multicultural, multilateral, multinational; foreign-born, nonindigenous; distant, far-off, overseas, remote; bizarre, exotic, outlandish, strangeNear Antonyms endemic, local; aboriginal, indigenousAntonyms domestic, native

  2. 2 not being a vital part of or belonging to something <it's completely alien to her nature to wish evil of anyone> Synonyms accidental, adventitious, extrinsic, extraneous, external, foreign, supervenientRelated Words exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms inherent, innate, intrinsic




alien

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of alien

  1. 1 to cause to change from friendly or loving to unfriendly or uncaring <such emotional cruelty will rapidly alien any friends you might possibly have left> Synonyms estrange, alienate, disaffect, disgruntle, sourRelated Words antagonize, embitter, envenom; aggravate, anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil; break up, dissociate, disunite, divide, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; disappoint, disenchant, disillusion; annoy, bother, bug, chafe, exasperate, gall, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, rile, vexNear Antonyms endear, ingratiate; appease, conciliate, disarm, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms reconcile

  2. 2 to give over the legal possession or ownership of <the couple plans to alien the adjoining house lot to their eldest son> Synonyms transfer, alienate, assign, cede, convey, deed, make overRelated Words bequeath, hand down, leave, pass (down), will; bestow, commend, commit, confer, contribute, deliver, donate, grant, hand over, move, pass, present, release, relinquish, surrender, transmit, turn in, turn over, vest, yield; consign, entrust (also intrust), trust; lease, lend, let [chiefly British], loan, rentNear Antonyms expropriate





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