Definition of otherness
1 : the quality or state of being other or different
2 : something that is other or different
Examples of otherness in a Sentence
As an American growing up in Africa, I always felt a sense of otherness.
the otherness of their small religious community
Recent Examples of otherness from the Web
And Wonder Woman’s state of constant otherness only became more meaningful.
His musing gives voice to the notion of otherness that lies at the center of this historical novel inspired by members of Craig’s own family.
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Definition of otherness for English Language Learners
: the quality of being different or unusual
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