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Synonyms for alienating

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alienatingadjective

    causing hostility or loss of friendliness

    "her sudden alienating aloofness"

    conciliatory, conciliative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "alienating":

    marginalising, marginalizing

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  1. William Gheen:

    (Trump) risks alienating the very powerful base that elected him if he doesn’t act soon. We’ve given Republicans all of the branches of government, and we don’t want to see them support DACA by any means. Orange County Register, Jan. 27, 2017

  2. Amira Elghawaby:

    It is extremely important to weigh our words carefully and to be sure that when we're talking about violent extremism and criminal behavior, that we do so without alienating, marginalizing and casting this pall of suspicion over the more than 1 million Canadian Muslims.

  3. Eswar Prasad:

    Rather than creating a common front to address widely held concerns about China's trading and economic practices, Trump has succeeded in alienating key U.S. allies and undercutting broader external pressure on China.

  4. Matt Diaz:

    I don't feel like we should be leveraging our customers for financial aid while they are also suffering from the effects of this pandemic, we will now have to explain to our customers why we are charging them more, and even risk alienating them.

  5. Scott Pinsker:

    Obviously, not everyone who shops at Urban Outfitters is a committed leftist. Simply by offering a few pro-Trump items, even if they’re outnumbered by anti-Trump items ten-to-one, would shield Urban Outfitters from criticism and potential boycotts, political campaigns come and go, but alienating large portions of the public can haunt you for decades.


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