friendless vs outcast what difference

what is difference between friendless and outcast

English

Etymology

From Middle English frendles, from Old English frēondlēas; equivalent to friend +‎ -less.

Adjective

friendless (not comparable)

  1. Without friends (without a friend).
    The friendless girl cries frequently.

Antonyms

  • enemyless

Derived terms

  • friendlessly
  • friendlessness

Translations

See also

  • enemylessness


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtkɑːst/ (noun, adjective); /aʊtˈkɑːst/ (verb)
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtkæst/ (noun, adjective); /aʊtˈkæst/ (verb)
  • Homophone: outcaste

Etymology 1

From Middle English outcasten, equivalent to out- +‎ cast.

Verb

outcast (third-person singular simple present outcasts, present participle outcasting, simple past and past participle outcast)

  1. To cast out; to banish. [from 14th c.]

Adjective

outcast (comparative more outcast, superlative most outcast)

  1. That has been cast out; banished, ostracized. [from 14th c.]

Etymology 2

From Middle English outcaste, outecaste, equivalent to out- +‎ cast.

Noun

outcast (plural outcasts)

  1. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. [from 14th c.]
    Synonyms: outsider, vagrant, exile, beggar
  2. (more generally) Someone who does not belong; a misfit.
  3. (Scotland) A quarrel.
  4. The amount of increase in bulk of grain in malting.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:outcast
Translations

Anagrams

  • acts out, cast out, outacts

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