Meaning of self-estrangement in English:

self-estrangement

noun

Social Sciences Philosophy
  • Alienation or detachment from one's own nature, feelings, or activities, especially (Social Psychology) that which is thought to result from being part of a complex industrialized culture, or as a stage in the development of consciousness.

Pronunciation

self-estrangement

/ˌsɛlfɪˈstreɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt/ /ˌsɛlfɛˈstreɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Odd Fellow. From self- + estrangement.