disaffected

adjective dis·af·fect·ed

Definition of disaffected

  1. :  discontented and resentful especially against authority :  rebellious disaffected youth

Examples of disaffected in a sentence

  1. The troops had become disaffected.

  2. Both political parties are looking for ways to regain the trust of disaffected voters.

1632

First Known Use of disaffected

1632


DISAFFECTED Defined for English Language Learners

disaffected

adjective dis·af·fect·ed

Definition of disaffected for English Language Learners

  • : no longer happy and willing to support a leader, government, etc.



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