Definition of Disaffection

1. Noun. The feeling of being alienated from other people.

Exact synonyms: Alienation, Estrangement
Generic synonyms: Dislike
Specialized synonyms: Isolation
Derivative terms: Disaffect, Estrange



2. Noun. Disloyalty to the government or to established authority. "The widespread disaffection of the troops"
Generic synonyms: Disloyalty

Definition of Disaffection

1. n. State of being disaffected; alienation or want of affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority; unfriendliness; dislike.

Definition of Disaffection

1. Noun. Discontent; unrest. ¹

2. Noun. Alienation; loss of loyalty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disaffection

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disaffection

disadvantages
disadvantaging
disadvauntage
disadventure
disadventures
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disadvise
disadvised
disadvises
disadvising
disaffect
disaffectation
disaffected
disaffectedness
disaffecting
disaffection (current term)
disaffectionate
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disaffiliate
disaffiliated
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disaffiliation
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disaffirm
disaffirmance
disaffirmances
disaffirmation
disaffirmations

Literary usage of Disaffection

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1. A History of the French Revolution by Henry Morse Stephens (1886)
"disaffection in the army before 1789—Disproportionate number of generals —The household troops—The proprietary regiments—The foreign regiments—The ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"1791-s] Catholic Relief BUL—Growing disaffection. one of the most effective ... There was however at present little real disaffection among the Catholics ..."

3. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet (1908)
"Second Federal Move against Fort Fisher aud Wilmington Harbor— Confederate disaffection—Act of Congress appointing a Supreme Commander of the ..."

4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"English policy effected a revolution of the most momentous description, the effects of which are to be traced in the disaffection and discontent of the ..."

5. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"disaffection in Devonshire. [Cn. xxxi ators sepa- -„ ~ . „ . ._. ... The disaffection was already simmering Symptoms of in Devonshire. ..."

6. Young India: An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement by Lajpat Rai (1916)
"disaffection Driven Underground. These persecutions and sentences exasperated the younger party and drove disaffection underground. ..."

7. A History of the United States by Charles Kendall Adams, William Peterfield Trent (1909)
"THE disaffection OF NEW ENGLAND. 313. Political Events. ... But the disaffection of the New England Federalists was the most serious element in the ..."

8. The History of India: The Hindú and Mahometan Periods by Mountstuart Elphinstone, Edward Byles Cowell (1866)
"... added to the general disaffection by increasing the land revenue, the income of the state was inadequate to its expenditure. ..."

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