self-estrangement

estrange

[ih-streynj]
verb (used with object), estranged, estranging.
1.
to turn away in feeling or affection; make unfriendly or hostile; alienate the affections of: Their quarrel estranged the two friends.
2.
to remove to or keep at a distance: The necessity for traveling on business has estranged him from his family.
3.
to divert from the original use or possessor.

Origin:
1475–85; < Middle French, Old French estranger; cognate with Portuguese estranhar, Spanish estrañar, Italian straniare < Medieval Latin exstrāneāre to treat as a stranger. See strange

estrangement, noun
estranger, noun
self-estrangement, noun


Estrange, alienate, disaffect share the sense of causing (someone) to turn away from a previously held state of affection, comradeship, or allegiance. Estrange often implies replacement of love or belonging by apathy or hostility: erstwhile lovers estranged by a misunderstanding. Alienate often calls attention to the cause of antagonism or separation: His inconsiderate behavior alienated both friends and family. Disaffect usually refers to relationships involving allegiance or loyalty rather than love or affection: disaffected workers, demoralized by ill-considered management policies.
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estrange (ɪˈstreɪndʒ)
 
vb (often foll by from) (often foll by from)
1.  to separate and live apart from (one's spouse): he is estranged from his wife
2.  to antagonize or lose the affection of (someone previously friendly); alienate
 
[C15: from Old French estranger, from Late Latin extrāneāre to treat as a stranger, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see strange]
 
es'trangement
 
n

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estrange
late 15c., from M.Fr. estrangier "alienate," from L. extraneus "foreign" (see strange). Related: Estranged; estrangement.
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