Definition of self-alienation in English:

self-alienation

Line breaks: self-alienation

noun

[mass noun]
The process of distancing oneself from one’s own feelings or activities, such as may occur in mental illness or as a symptom of emotional distress.
More example sentences
  • Its self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order.
  • In constructing themselves specifically as speakers who at once invite and defy the expectations of their auditors, their social alienation becomes only the outward signature of an essential self-alienation.

More definitions of self-alienation

Definition of self-alienation in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
adjective
clearly visible