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.

Nearby words

  1. disadvantaged,
  2. disadvantageous,
  3. disaffect,
  4. disaffected,
  5. disaffectedly,
  6. disaffiliate,
  7. disaffirm,
  8. disafforest,
  9. disaggregate,
  10. disaggregation

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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Word Origin and History for disaffection

disaffection

n.

c.1600; see dis- + affection.

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