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Adjective: alienating  'ey-lee-u,ney-ting
  1. Causing hostility or loss of friendliness
    "her sudden alienating aloofness"
Verb: alienate  'ey-lee-u,neyt
  1. Arouse hostility or indifference where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious";
    - estrange, alien, disaffect
     
  2. Transfer property or ownership
    "The will alienated the property to the heirs";
    - alien
     
  3. Make withdrawn, isolated or emotionally dissociated
    "the boring work alienated his employees"

See also: antagonistic

Type of: affect, alter, change, impress, modify, move, strike, transfer

Encyclopedia: Alienate