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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
alienationa‧li‧en‧a‧tion /ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  1 SSSEPARATEthe feeling of not being part of society or a groupalienation from Unemployment may provoke a sense of alienation from society.2 SEPARATEwhen someone becomes less friendly, understanding, or willing to give support as the result of something that happens or is donealienation of the alienation of voters
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alienationLiberation has turned sour producing anomie and alienation, severely undermining any sense of collective responsibility or response.Domination, first by a foreign power and then by an elite, leads to poverty and alienation.It is taking audience alienation to fresh new depths.The release of Humanae Vitae in 1968 exacerbated clerical alienation.The early volumes were not without bitterness and disillusionment, but such a note of alienation was never heard so clearly.Minority students have a sense of alienation from the mostly white teachers.the permanent alienation of father from sonsense of alienationThe first theory is that the move is a safety valve, to defuse popular resentment and a sense of alienation.Conversely, pursuing a mundane, poorly paid job or no job at all may provoke a sense of alienation from society.A sense of alienation hangs around me like smoke.He maintains that man's sense of alienation from his fellow men is an expression of his alienation from himself.
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