disaffection

[ dis-uh-fek-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɛk ʃən /

noun

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

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Origin of disaffection

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + affection1
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British Dictionary definitions for disaffection

disaffection
/ (ˌdɪsəˈfɛkʃən) /

noun

a state of dissatisfaction or alienationthe growing disaffection between players
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