the estrangement between Vita and her family

alienation, antagonism, antipathy, disaffection, hostility, unfriendliness; variance, difference; parting, separation, divorce, breakup, split, breach, schism
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  • Estrangement — Es*trange ment, n. [Cf. OF. estrangement.] The act of estranging, or the state of being estranged; alienation. [1913 Webster] An estrangement from God. J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster] A long estrangement from better things. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estrangement — des autres, quand on se met à part, Secessio, Alienatio. Aucunement estrangement et sottement, Subabsurde. Estrangement tormenté …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • estrangement — Estrangement. adv. D une maniere estrange, contre l ordre & l usage commun, extremement, excessivement. Il est estrangement bizarre. il l a estrangement gourmandé …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • estrangement — I noun abalienation, abandonment, alienatio, alienation, alienation of affection, breach, break, cleavage, conflict, detachment, difference, disaffection, disagreement, disassociation, discidium, disconnection, discord, disengagement, disfavor,… …   Law dictionary

  • estrangement — 1650s, from ESTRANGE (Cf. estrange) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • estrangement — [n] destruction of affections alienation, antagonization, breach, break up, disaffection, disassociation, disunity, division, divorce, hostility, leave, leaving, parting, removal, schism, separation, split, withdrawal, withholding; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Estrangement — Infobox Album Name = Estrangement Type = studio Artist = Drudkh Released = August, 2007 Recorded = Genre = Black metal Length = 36:26 Label = Supernal Music Producer = Reviews = Last album = Anti Urban (2007) This album = Estrangement (2007) Next …   Wikipedia

  • estrangement — [[t]ɪstre͟ɪnʤmənt[/t]] estrangements N VAR Estrangement is the state of being estranged from someone or the length of time for which you are estranged. [FORMAL] The trip will bring to an end years of estrangement between the two countries... That …   English dictionary

  • estrangement — n. (an) estrangement between; from * * * [ɪ streɪndʒmənt] from (an) estrangement between …   Combinatory dictionary

  • estrangement — estrange ► VERB 1) cause to feel less close or friendly. 2) (estranged) (of a husband or wife) no longer living with their spouse. DERIVATIVES estrangement noun. ORIGIN Old French estranger, from Latin extraneare treat as a stranger …   English terms dictionary

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