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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How to use disaffect in a sentence
As is often the case in journalism, if you disaffect both parties you know you are doing something right.
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) | Richard Baxter
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
British Dictionary definitions for disaffect
(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
- disaffectedly, adverb
- disaffectedness, noun
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