Definition of disaffected
: discontented and resentful especially against authority : rebellious disaffected youth
Examples of disaffected in a Sentence
The troops had become disaffected.
Both political parties are looking for ways to regain the trust of disaffected voters.
Recent Examples of disaffected from the Web
In the year since, the political opposition has gradually grown disaffected with Mr. Erdogan’s crackdown.
While in town, the president has boosted investment ties that keep the Asian financial hub humming, appealed to young people disaffected with Beijing’s leadership and surveyed the military might that guarantees Chinese rule.
One thing's for sure — suburban kids don't appear to be getting any less disaffected.
And with those words, Trump gave his nascent campaign its first notes of controversy, attracting a wave of media attention and in the process started to draw millions of disaffected voters to his unconventional campaign.
The following day, Macron launched the slogan as a new website, in an effort to persuade disaffected, high-skilled Americans to move to France.
Interestingly, UKIP voters, who many cast as disaffected tories, were expected to mainly return to the Conservative Party.
In the opening shots of Dangerous Minds, a 1995 drama about another white teacher transforming her disaffected students into scholars, the camera lingers on students dancing in the quad and hanging out bus windows.
Encouraged by the Islamic State's setbacks in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida is making a play for the allegiance of the Islamic State's disaffected followers as well as legions of sympathizers around the world, analysts say.
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Definition of disaffected for English Language Learners
: no longer happy and willing to support a leader, government, etc.
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