disaffected

[ dis-uh-fek-tid ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɛk tɪd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. disaccustom,
  2. disadvantage,
  3. disadvantaged,
  4. disadvantageous,
  5. disaffect,
  6. disaffectedly,
  7. disaffection,
  8. disaffiliate,
  9. disaffirm,
  10. disafforest

Origin of disaffected

First recorded in 1625–35; disaffect + -ed2

Related formsdis·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbdis·af·fect·ed·ness, noun

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 Formsdisaffectedly, adverbdisaffectedness, noun

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