estranged Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “estranged” in the English Dictionary

"estranged" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /ɪˈstreɪndʒd/
an estranged ​husband or ​wife is not now ​living with the ​person they are ​married to: his estranged ​wife formal If you are estranged from ​yourfamily or ​friends, you have had a ​seriousargument with them and are no ​longerfriendly with them: It's ​sad to ​see someone estranged fromtheirparents.
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪˈstreɪndʒ.mənt/ formal
a ​period when you are estranged from someone, or the ​fact of being estranged
(Definition of estranged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"estranged" in American English

See all translations

estrangedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈstreɪndʒd/
lackinginterest in and no ​longerclose or ​friendly with someone, esp. a ​familymember or ​friend
(Definition of estranged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of estranged?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“estranged” in British English

“estranged” in American English

More meanings of “estranged”

Word of the Day


peaceful, quiet, and without worry

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More