Definition of alienation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃn//
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  1. 1the act of making somebody less friendly or sympathetic towards you The new policy resulted in the alienation of many voters.
  2. 2the feeling that you do not belong in a particular group Many immigrants suffer from a sense of alienation.