Alienation vs Mood - What's the difference?

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Alienation is a related term of mood.

As a noun alienation

is alienation.

As an adjective mood is





  • The act of alienating.
  • The alienation of that viewing demographic is a poor business decision.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=James D. Richardson, title=A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=That the mode of alienating their lands, the main source of discontent and war, should be so defined and regulated as to obviate imposition and as far as may be practicable controversy concerning the reality and extent of the alienations which are made.}}
  • The state of being alienated.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1874, author=Edward Bannerman Ramsay, title=Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=I refer to the state of our divisions and alienations of spirit on account of religion.}}
  • Emotional isolation or dissociation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1797, author=An English Lady, title=A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795,, chapter=, edition=2nd ed. citation
  • , passage=But these domestic alienations are not confined to those who once moved in the higher orders of society--the monthly registers announce almost as many divorces as marriages, and the facility of separation has rendered the one little more than a licentious compact, which the other is considered as a means of dissolving.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1992, date=October 2, author=Jonathan Rosenbaum, title=The Road to Overload, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=To watch it even once is to be distracted, but in an evocative and resonant manner--to be drawn away from Benning's travels and alienations and reminded of one's own.}}


    * estrangement



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mood, mode, mod, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A mental or emotional state, composure.
  • I'm in a sad mood since I dumped my lover.
  • A sullen mental state; a bad mood.
  • He's in a mood with me today.
  • A disposition to do something.
  • I'm not in the mood for running today.
  • (senseid) A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.
  • A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
    Usage notes
    * Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad.
    * (mental or emotional state) composure, humor/humour, spirits, temperament * (bad mood) huff (informal), pet, temper * (disposition to do something) frame of mind
    * (bad mood) good humour, good mood, good spirits
    Derived terms
    * in the mood * mood music * mood swing * moody
    See also
    * ambiance, ambience * atmosphere *Gemuetlichkeit

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of mode


    (en noun)
  • (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • The most common mood in English is the indicative.
    * mode * grammatical mood
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * indicative mood * conjunctive mood = subjunctive mood * imperative mood * conditional mood
    See also
    * aspect * tense


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