1. [ noun ] a state of separation between persons or groups
Related terms: separation loneliness solitude insulation privacy anomie alienation quarantine isolate
2. [ noun ] the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
Synonyms: closing_off
Related terms: separation quarantine
3. [ noun ] a feeling of being disliked and alone
Related terms: alienation
4. [ noun ] preference for seclusion or isolation
Synonyms: reclusiveness
Related terms: solitariness privacy
5. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
Related terms: defense psychiatry
6. [ noun ] a country's withdrawal from internal politics

"he opposed a policy of American isolation"

Related terms: non-engagement
Similar spelling:   isolationist