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English definition of “otherness”

otherness

noun [U] uk   /ˈʌð.ə.nəs/ us    /-ɚ-/ formal
being or feeling different in appearance or character from what is familiar, expected, or generally accepted: In the film, he is able to depict the sense of otherness and alienation that many teenagers feel.Different and difference
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