estranged

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Verb[edit]

estranged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of estrange
    She estranged her husband by not talking to him for over a year.

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estranged (comparative more estranged, superlative most estranged)

  1. Having become a stranger, of one who formerly was close, as a relative, friend, lover, or spouse.

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A relatively formal term, the more colloquial alternative is “to not talk”, as in “I don’t talk to my mother”. A semi-formal alternative is not on speaking terms.

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