disaffected

[ dis-uh-fek-tid ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɛk tɪd /

adjective

discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.

Origin of disaffected

First recorded in 1625–35; disaffect + -ed2

Related forms

dis·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbdis·af·fect·ed·ness, noun

Definition for disaffected (2 of 2)

disaffect

[ dis-uh-fekt ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator's policies had soon disaffected the people.

Origin of disaffect

First recorded in 1615–25; dis-1 + affect2
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British Dictionary definitions for disaffected

disaffect

/ (ˌdɪsəˈfɛkt) /

verb

(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate

Derived Forms

disaffectedly, adverbdisaffectedness, noun
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