alienated

adjective
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: feeling withdrawn or separated from others or from society as a whole : affected by alienation feeling lonely and alienated … after the success of 1969's "Easy Rider," a paean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 Tarkovsky throws in some classical selections, but they are alienated from their usual ennobling role. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Drenching Richness of Andrei Tarkovsky," 8 Feb. 2021 Noorani said the separation of more than 5,000 children from the parents at the border, which peaked in 2018, alienated voters from Trump's policies, particularly conservatives and evangelicals. Elliot Spagat, Chron, "Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants," 17 Jan. 2021 Other hosts and commentators said the 74 million Trump voters — a group often referred to on Newsmax — will still feel alienated under the new president. Author: Stephen Battaglio, Anchorage Daily News, "President Biden’s inauguration according to Newsmax, home to TV’s most ardent Trump defenders," 21 Jan. 2021 But his message was designed specifically to help restore the faith of people who feel alienated by the status quo. Rahm Emanuel, WSJ, "Biden’s Win for the American System," 28 Dec. 2020 The first season ends with Robyn's life in tatters after she's singlehandedly alienated and deeply hurt those who love her most. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "True Blood reunion? Anna Paquin says husband Stephen Moyer could appear on Flack," 22 Jan. 2021 So many directors have that cynical and alienated quality, the idea that everyone’s a rotter. Washington Post, "Joan Micklin Silver, barrier-breaking director of ‘Crossing Delancey,’ dies at 85," 5 Jan. 2021 But after enduring other racial run-ins at the Castle, he was left feeling alienated and unsure if there was a place for him within the club. chicagotribune.com, "L.A.’s storied Magic Castle shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, racism," 6 Dec. 2020 But after enduring other racial run-ins at the Castle, he was left feeling alienated and unsure if there was a place for him within the club. chicagotribune.com, "L.A.’s storied Magic Castle shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, racism," 6 Dec. 2020

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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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23 Feb 2021

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“Alienated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alienated. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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