[dis-uh-fek-shuh n]


the absence or alienation of affection or goodwill; estrangement; disloyalty: Disaffection often leads to outright treason.

Origin of disaffection

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + affection1
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a state of dissatisfaction or alienationthe growing disaffection between players
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Word Origin and History for disaffection

c.1600; see dis- + affection.

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