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estranged Syllabification: es·tranged
Pronunciation: /iˈstrānjd/

Definition of estranged in English:


1(Of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated: Harriet felt more estranged from her daughter than ever her estranged father
More example sentences
  • The fact that Florinda has no home, no means of supporting herself and fears her estranged family will harm her, does not make her a refugee under strict interpretation of the rules.
  • Returning home after two years, Maceo Redfield learns that his estranged friend Holly Ford is a suspect in the murder of a local call girl.
  • If we take the road to peace with our estranged neighbour, then can we not resolve our domestic problems in a peaceful manner?
1.1(Of a wife or husband) no longer living with their spouse.
Example sentences
  • Despite a restraining order, the estranged husband continued to prowl around his wife's house, sleeping in her yard and calling her constantly by phone.
  • There he found his estranged wife and her father.
  • Samuel L. Jackson, meanwhile, plays Doyle Gipson, a recovering alcoholic in a child custody dispute with his estranged wife.
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