estranged

adjective es·tranged \ i-ˈstrānjd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of estranged

: having lost former closeness and affection : in a state of alienation from a previous close or familial relationship
  • her estranged husband [=her husband with whom she no longer lives]
  • Social workers may try to resolve conflicts between estranged siblings.
  • —Jonathan D. Rockoff
  • He had taken out a life insurance policy on his estranged wife just weeks before her murder …
  • —David Fisher
  • … it's kind of shameful to admit your idea of unwinding in front of the TV is watching somebody's entire family get murdered by their greedy, estranged uncle.
  • —Lauren Zupkus

First Known Use of estranged

1538




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