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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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