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tr.v. dis·af·firmed, dis·af·firm·ing, dis·af·firms Law
To reject (a determination or obligation that is subject to approval).

dis′af·fir′mance (dĭs′ə-fûr′məns), dis·af′fir·ma′tion (dĭs-ăf′ər-mā′shən) n.
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Noun1.disaffirmation - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
negation - the speech act of negating


A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge:
Law: traversal.
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In these circumstances, the disaffirmation of self-experience by parents and other caregivers is sometimes pervasive, but more often selective, where only certain self-states are deemed objectionable.
It is important to note here that the ability to tailor one's response to indifference, disdain, covert and overt disaffirmation is, in and of itself, a function of privilege (Clark & O'Donnell, 1999; Roediger, 1999).