Cecil Fielder contends that he and son Prince aren't "estranged" - they "just ain't talking".
That sounds a lot like estrangement, Cecil. But I'm no wordsmith, so let's go to Webster's to get a ruling on this. Estrange means:
to arouse especially mutual enmity or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
Well hell. Now we have to look up "enmity." Back to Webster's. Enmity means:
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
I guess Webster's is telling us that estrange means to arouse positive, active and typically mutual hatred or ill will or indifference where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.
I guess Cecil has a point, sort of. Since it seems like Prince has enmity towards Cecil, and Cecil professes no enmity towards Prince, it is not mutual enmity. There is no indifference - Prince hates his daddy. So this is an atypical estrangement?
That's what I'm going with - it's an atypical estrangement.