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Noun
A being from outer space
“John was apparently visited by an alien who came into his bedroom and started mumbling.”
Noun
A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where he or she is living
“Under the country's immigration law, any alien living in the country without valid documents is subject to deportation.”
Noun
An unlicensed or illegitimate trader
Noun
A foreigner
Noun
Someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event
Noun
Incorporeal being
Noun
One that has been excluded from a society or system
Noun
A person or group that invades a country, region, or other place
Adjective
From another world or planet
“Darryl said that he wouldn't be surprised if they also found an alien spacecraft in that cave.”
Adjective
From, or belonging to, a foreign country or land
“Ideally, one's partner should not be expected to give up their beliefs simply to fit in with an alien culture.”
Adjective
Unfamiliar or strange in nature
“There was a time when Indian food meant alien flavors and unknown spices to foreign pallets.”
Adjective
Extrinsic to, or not being a vital component of, something
“Therefore, he does not view the simulations as alien to his internal affections, but as coupled with them.”
Adjective
Conflicting or incompatible with something else
“Self-promotion was alien to his nature. Yet others recognized his talent publicly.”
Adjective
Not representative of a type, group, or class
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Unnatural or mysterious, especially in a disturbing way
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Not friendly
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Brought in from another place
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With a quality unlike those normal to everyday life, or outside typical human experience
Adjective
Incidental; subsidiary
Adjective
Having very little connection with or relationship to
Adjective
Forming, situated on, or relating to the outside of something
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Having never met (someone)
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Offensive or disgusting
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Located in a distant place
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Engaged from outside a particular group or organization
Verb
(somewhat rare) To cause to feel less close, friendly or caring
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“Such emotional cruelty will rapidly alien any friends you may have left.”
Verb
(law) To legally give up one's possession or ownership of (something)
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“The common law enforces this duty thus voluntarily assumed by him, and he can alien the property to which he is thus entitled jure mariti.”
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