- discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority.
verb (used with object)
- to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator’s policies had soon disaffected the people.
- (tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
“estranged, hostile,” usually in reference to authority, 1630s, past participle adjective from disaffect. Related: Disaffectedly; disaffectedness.