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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 on the Web Just as the white nationalist skinhead movements of the 1970s through the 1990s came to dominate radical spaces and attract disaffected youths, the same thing is happening now with white nationalists in digital spaces. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 17 May 2022 Gab, another platform vying for disaffected Trumpers, was hacked in February of last year, making 70 gigabytes of passwords and private communications public. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 9 May 2022 Some Democratic strategists say Ryan will have to make the issue of money and corporate power a central part of his message against Vance to appeal to disaffected working-class voters. Dan Balz, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2022 Schumer stars as Beth, a disaffected wine sales rep approaching 40 who's sleepwalking through her life. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2022 There is special fascination with Vance in the press—in the years leading up to Trump, he was kind of identified as this wise whisperer of the disaffected white, conservative mind. The New Yorker, 3 May 2022 South Korea is getting a new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who beat incumbent Moon Jae-in on a platform of social conservatism—appealing to disaffected young men in particular—and cryptocurrency-friendliness. David Meyer, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 Dano’s Riddler—a disaffected man, angry at the city and his circumstances—has the feel of a singer in a mathy Midwest band: all strange time signatures and quiet-loud dynamics. Amit Katwala, Wired, 4 Mar. 2022 The sin-signifying rain of Seven drenches Gotham City, which is also plagued by murderous ciphers that recall Zodiac and Fight Club–style thug armies of disaffected youths aching to be activated in a program of terror. Kyle Smith, National Review, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disaffected

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Disaffected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffected. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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