disaffected








adjective

  1. discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.

verb (used with object)

  1. to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator’s policies had soon disaffected the people.

verb

  1. (tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
adj.

“estranged, hostile,” usually in reference to authority, 1630s, past participle adjective from disaffect. Related: Disaffectedly; disaffectedness.

v.

1610s, from dis- + affect (v.1). Related: Disaffected; disaffecting.

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