alienans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aliēnāns, present active participle of aliēnō (make something another's), from aliēnus (another's, foreign).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪli.ənænz/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

Examples (alienans adjective)
  • purported contract
  • alleged perpetrator
  • forged passport
  • expectant mother
  • fantasy partner
  • near victory

alienans (not comparable)

  1. (rhetoric, philosophy, of a grammatical modifier, especially an adjective) Negating, denying, modifying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.
    The newspaper never called him "the murderer", always "the alleged murderer", but the alienans adjective didn't help very much: the word "murderer" is all people saw.
    Because a "decoy duck" is not a duck, "decoy" is an alienans adjective.

Noun[edit]

alienans

  1. (rhetoric, philosophy) An alienans adjective.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of aliēnō.

Participle[edit]

aliēnāns (genitive aliēnantis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. alienating

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative aliēnāns aliēnantēs aliēnantia
Genitive aliēnantis aliēnantium
Dative aliēnantī aliēnantibus
Accusative aliēnantem aliēnāns aliēnantēs
aliēnantīs
aliēnantia
Ablative aliēnante
aliēnantī1
aliēnantibus
Vocative aliēnāns aliēnantēs aliēnantia

1When used purely as an adjective.