Definition of Disaffect

1. Verb. Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness. "The performance is likely to disaffect Sue"; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

Exact synonyms: Alien, Alienate, Estrange
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Drift Apart, Drift Away, Wean
Derivative terms: Alienator, Disaffection, Estrangement



Definition of Disaffect

1. v. t. To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness.

Definition of Disaffect

1. Verb. To cause a loss of affection, sympathy or loyalty; to alienate or estrange ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disaffect

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disaffect

disadvantageable
disadvantaged
disadvantageous
disadvantageously
disadvantageousness
disadvantages
disadvantaging
disadvauntage
disadventure
disadventures
disadventurous
disadvise
disadvised
disadvises
disadvising
disaffect (current term)
disaffectation
disaffected
disaffectedness
disaffecting
disaffection
disaffectionate
disaffections
disaffects
disaffiliate
disaffiliated
disaffiliates
disaffiliating
disaffiliation
disaffiliations

Literary usage of Disaffect

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1. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"... thrown about to disaffect the king and his people, and turn all to 41. The 12th, sir Robert Peyton and the lady Powis came into the kings bench court, ..."

2. Senator Benjamin H. Hill of Georgia: His Life, Speeches and Writings by Benjamin Harvey Hill (1891)
"The serpent professed a great regard for mother Eve when he sought to disaffect her to the Ruler of Heaven. He made her believe that God was a despot and ..."

3. The National Controversy, Or, The Voice of the Fathers Upon the State of the by Joseph Clay Stiles (1861)
"... and disaffect him towards the North, and stir up the Northern man and disaffect him towards the South, is a breach of the great covenant of union. ..."

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