alien·​at·​ed | \ ˈā-lē-ə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce alienated (audio) , ˈāl-yə- \

Definition of alienated

: feeling withdrawn or separated from others or from society as a whole : affected by alienation feeling lonely and alienated … after the success of 1969's "Easy Rider," a paean to the alienated youth of the hippie generation …— Lisa Stein

Examples of alienated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This overwhelming representation within the fandom is not lost on many Disney fans of color, who are well aware of the company’s roots in white, Judeo-Christian Middle American values, and often feel alienated from the rest of the community. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2022 So many of our educators are exhausted and feel alienated from district leadership. Dan Newberger, Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2022 These extremes of life-hacking whimsy are also illustrations of the ways in which many writers feel alienated from their tools. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Counterculturalists feel alienated from their societies. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 23 Oct. 2021 Grohl started to feel alienated from prevailing musical trends way before rock itself slipped out of the mainstream. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2021 One survey found that workers who reported experiencing workplace bias were 33% more likely to feel alienated, 34% more likely to withhold ideas and solutions, and 80% would not refer people to their employer. Holly Corbett, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Each of the coalitions also has a group that is alienated from its party. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 Part mentor and part intellectual pugilist, Gibson imported a kind of alienated bohemianism to the school. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alienated

1516, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alienated

from past participle of alienate

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4 Jul 2022

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“Alienated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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