What does alienation mean?

Definitions for alienationˌeɪl yəˈneɪ ʃən, ˌeɪ li ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alienation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alienation, disaffection, estrangement(noun)

    the feeling of being alienated from other people

  2. alienation, estrangement(noun)

    separation resulting from hostility

  3. alienation(noun)

    (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another

    "the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"

  4. alienation(noun)

    the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly

    "his behavior alienated the other students"


  1. alienation(Noun)

    The act of alienating.

    The alienation of that viewing demographic is a poor business decision.

  2. alienation(Noun)

    The state of being alienated.

  3. alienation(Noun)

    Emotional isolation or dissociation.

  4. Origin: alienacion, from alienatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alienation(noun)

    the act of alienating, or the state of being alienated

  2. Alienation(noun)

    a transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another

  3. Alienation(noun)

    a withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections

  4. Alienation(noun)

    mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind


  1. Alienation

    In property law, alienation is the capacity for a piece of property or a property right to be sold or otherwise transferred from one party to another. Although property is generally deemed to be alienable, it may be subject to restraints on alienation. Aboriginal title is one example of inalienability in common law jurisdictions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alienation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alienation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. D. Laing:

    Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.

  2. Bill Roggio:

    A one sided inquiry will only fuel Sunni alienation at the hands of the Shia-led and Iranian influenced Iraqi government.

  3. Richard Herzinger:

    This alienation from Brussels makes some Germans yearn for a national party like the AFD that truly represents their own national interests.

  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance.

  5. Eugène Ionesco:

    There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.

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