- to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator's policies had soon disaffected the people.
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Examples from the Web for disaffect
As is often the case in journalism, if you disaffect both parties you know you are doing something right.Ground These Planes!
June 27, 2009
Be sure that you keep up true conjugal love to one another, and that you grow not to disaffect the persons of each other.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
And these first glimpses of the happy lives of others seemed to disaffect me more than ever with my own.Richard Vandermarck
Miriam Coles Harris
- (tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
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