An example of estranged used as an adjective is in the phrase an "estranged sibling" which means a sibling that someone hasn't spoken to in a long time.
- simple past tense and past participle of estrange
- She estranged her husband by not talking to him for over a year.
(comparative more estranged, superlative most estranged)
- Having become a stranger, of one who formerly was close, as a relative, friend, lover, or spouse.
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.
- The revision of the constitution had estranged the two heads of the Liberal party, I.
- During that period he became even more estranged from the majority of the republicans.
- Its democratic constitution, which seems to have been entirely congenial to the population of small freeholders, and its ambition to gain control over the Alpheus watershed and both the Arcadian high roads to the isthmus, frequently estranged Mantineia from Sparta and threw it into the arms of Argos.
- Unable to take any serious part in affairs of state, Darnley soon became estranged from his wife.
- For the remainder of his life George was rather estranged from his former allies the Hungarians.