discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.
- dis·af·fect·ed·ly, adverb
- dis·af·fect·ed·ness, noun
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How to use disaffected in a sentence
Still more workers could be poised to join the ranks of the disaffected.‘They’ll demand it moving forward’: Bosses frown on remote work post-pandemic at their own peril | Jessica Davies | June 28, 2021 | Digiday
Despite YAF’s efforts to publicly condemn these corporate giants, American Motors, Firestone and Chase continued their global trade unfazed by disaffected college conservatives.
Almost overnight, the disaffected youths in the band’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video seemed to leap from TV screens into the hallways of American high schools.Thirty years ago, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ rocked the Midwest | Dawson Barrett, Jonathan Wright | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
His first book, Undercover Muslim, recounts his time in Yemen, where he learned Arabic amid disaffected young men preparing for jihad.Islamist Terrorism Is Not Done With Us, Warns Former al Qaeda Hostage Theo Padnos | Karl Vick | February 25, 2021 | Time
More than at any point since the QAnon conspiracy began, there is a tremendous opportunity to pull disaffected followers out of the conspiracy.
Think like a typically disaffected and frustrated voter: “All the changes in state government” sounds pretty good!
It rapidly incorporated military equipment and skills from disaffected units of the Iraqi army.
But Patterson said that at the moment he is not directly appealing to disaffected Tea Partiers.Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate Reelection Bid? | Ben Jacobs | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And their message was one tailored to the disaffected young descendants of Muslim immigrants in Europe.
It was illegal to hold political protests in Poland in 1989, so 10,000 disaffected students got together in fancy dress.Why the Left Protests Better: A History of ‘Disobedient Objects’ | Nico Hines | July 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He therefore removed the sons out of his way, with a view of annihilating the hopes of the disaffected.
A secret society, whose founders belonged to the disaffected spirits of the nation, had already taken root in it for a long time.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography. | Solomon Maimon
So astute was he as to render him unpopular with a section of the natives, and notably with those who were disaffected.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
To be an Irish Volunteer was to be “disaffected,” and to be “disaffected” was to be liable to summary measures of repression.The Evolution of Sinn Fein | Robert Mitchell Henry
His most valuable possessions outside Spain, the provinces of the Netherlands, were disaffected to a foreign rule.History of the English People | John Richard Green