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estranged (adj) (Used mostly in the passive) separated (of relations).
When a wife and husband are estranged they are separated. Friends are estranged if they are no longer friends. So are brothers estranged if they have differences and no love is last between them. When you feel estranged from your family, you do not get on well with the other members of the family.
- Though estranged from her husband Phil, Ann still feels a strange love for him and would not have divorced him had it not been for his drug addiction.
- The US and Iraq had been friendly in the past, but were estranged because of Iraq’s aggressive actions against its neighboring countries, especially Kuwait.