Definition of estranged in English:



  • 1(of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated.

    ‘Harriet felt more estranged from her daughter than ever’
    • ‘her estranged father’
    • ‘Despite a restraining order, the estranged husband continued to prowl around his wife's house, sleeping in her yard and calling her constantly by phone.’
    • ‘There he found his estranged wife and her father.’
    • ‘Samuel L. Jackson, meanwhile, plays Doyle Gipson, a recovering alcoholic in a child custody dispute with his estranged wife.’
    • ‘Lola's mom alleges that her estranged husband threatened to kill her, Lola and his other children.’
    • ‘His reasoning was that Sharon had been depressed and fearful that her estranged husband would take away her children in a custody battle.’
    • ‘Talley doesn't really want to deal with this kind of thing, but he doesn't have much choice when the bad guys reveal that they've kidnapped his estranged wife and daughter.’
    • ‘In passing we learn of an estranged wife and child.’
    • ‘During one of these trips, he met Fanny Obsbourne, an American, ten years his senior, with two children and an estranged husband.’
    • ‘In 1998, Dr. Randolph Kelly was ordered by a Texas judge not to threaten or harm his daughter or his estranged wife.’
    • ‘And why would his estranged wife and son come all the way from France to do that?’
    • ‘In 1999, she obtained a restraining order against her estranged husband Simon, which limited his access to their children.’
    • ‘He is being taken to court by his estranged wife for non-payment of child maintenance for the two children.’
    • ‘That law was passed to help prevent estranged spouses from abducting their children.’
    • ‘When his daughter Josie was still an infant, his estranged wife, Jill, disappeared.’
    • ‘Sylvia's estranged husband Tom finds out about the twins by walking in on Sylvia's prenatal exam.’
    • ‘Three years later, waiting on their impending divorce proceeding, the estranged couple wondered what went wrong.’
    1. 1.1(of a wife or husband) no longer living with their spouse.
      • ‘his estranged wife’



/iˈstrānjd/ /ɪˈstreɪndʒd/