disaffection


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dis·af·fect

 (dĭs′ə-fĕkt′)
tr.v. dis·af·fect·ed, dis·af·fect·ing, dis·af·fects
To cause to lose affection or loyalty: The king's actions disaffected the colonists.

dis′af·fec′tion n.

disaffection

(ˌdɪsəˈfɛkʃən)
n
a state of dissatisfaction or alienation: the growing disaffection between players.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disaffection - the feeling of being alienated from other peopledisaffection - the feeling of being alienated from other people
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
isolation - a feeling of being disliked and alone
2.disaffection - disloyalty to the government or to established authority; "the widespread disaffection of the troops"
disloyalty - the quality of being disloyal

disaffection

disaffection

noun
1. The act of estranging or the condition of being estranged:
2. An interruption in friendly relations:
Translations

disaffection

[ˌdɪsəˈfekʃən] Ndescontento m, desafección f

disaffection

[ˌdɪsəˈfɛkʃən] nmécontentement m

disaffection

nEntfremdung f(with von)

disaffection

[ˌdɪsəˈfɛkʃn] nmalcontento, insoddisfazione f
References in classic literature ?
It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.
Unless we presume at the same time that the powers of the general government will be worse administered than those of the State government, there seems to be no room for the presumption of ill-will, disaffection, or opposition in the people.
The sight of men whispering together in small knots or speaking in subdued tones points to disaffection amongst the rank and file.
The administration of Sir Edmund Andros lacked scarcely a single characteristic of tyranny: a Governor and Council, holding office from the King, and wholly independent of the country; laws made and taxes levied without concurrence of the people immediate or by their representatives; the rights of private citizens violated, and the titles of all landed property declared void; the voice of complaint stifled by restrictions on the press; and, finally, disaffection overawed by the first band of mercenary troops that ever marched on our free soil.
At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge, was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners with Joe and to keep company with Biddy - when all in a moment some confounding remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me, like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again.
But these sounds of disaffection were drowned by the popular shout of ``Long live the Lady Rowena, the chosen and lawful Queen of Love and of Beauty
Although they may hesitate to acknowledge it, there are respectable Englishmen still left, who regard a felt hat and a beard as symbols of republican disaffection to the altar and the throne.
Rumours of their disaffection, and of their leaning towards the popular cause, spread from mouth to mouth with astonishing rapidity; and whenever they were drawn up idly in the streets or squares, there was sure to be a crowd about them, cheering and shaking hands, and treating them with a great show of confidence and affection.
Hitherto the Trojans dared not for one moment face the attack of the Achaeans, but now they have sallied far from their city and are fighting at our very ships through the cowardice of our leader and the disaffection of the people themselves, who in their discontent care not to fight in defence of the ships but are being slaughtered near them.
On the contrary, I was impatient of the delay ordained by Raffles; and, perhaps, no small part of my secret disaffection came of his galling determination to do without me until the last moment.
This could possibly be due to the fact that the judiciary has lately been delivering what the ruling party calls 'anti-PML-N' verdicts setting the stage for disaffection.
The grim scenario has been repeating itself since the late 1980s, though the roots of Kashmiri disaffection go back to the 'unfinished business' of Partition.