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Definition of the adjective alienating

What does alienating mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. causing hostility or loss of friendliness
    • example: her sudden alienating aloofness
    • similar: antagonistic

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1896)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

Alienating. the. Affections. of. Plaintiff's. Wife. Form No. 1099. John Doe, plaintiff, against Richard Roe, defendant. The plaintiff above named complains and alleges : First, That on the first day of May, A.D. i892, at the city of Albany, in the state of ...

Google previewDictionary of Existentialism (2013)

by Haim Gordon

Personal identity, therefore, is fundamentally alienating. It is a role ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers (2002)

by Robert Eccleshall, Graham Walker

but alienating more moderate opinion elsewhere.

Google previewDictionary of Sociology (2001)

by Tony Lawson, Joan Garrod

Alienating conditions stem from the ownership of the means of productionby the capitalist class, who therefore control the conditions of work, as well as expropriating the surplus value of the worker. The conditions of work that are alienating are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

Nonparticipants often cite cruel and unresponsive teachers, alienating school climates, and boredom as reasons that compelled them to drop out of school. Quigley is clear that nonparticipants strongly value education and aspire to complete ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leadership (2004)

by George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Such conviction gave him great strength among those who chose to follow but was alienating to potential allies who differed, they thought, only slightly. DIVISIVE LEADERSHIP IN THREE CONTROVERSIES The same ability to mingle ...

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Seth Godin Alienating the 2 percent

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Quotes about Alienating

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. (Fidel Castro)
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1E1N1A1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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