Definition of disaffect
: to alienate the affection or loyalty of; also : to fill with discontent and unrest
disaffectionplay \-ˈfek-shən\ noun
Examples of disaffect in a Sentence
a disaffected boyfriend was responsible for the vandalism to her home
the troops were disaffected by the extension of their tours of duty
Recent Examples of disaffect from the Web
Encouraged by the Islamic State’s setbacks in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda 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.
Much has been made of Trump’s ties to prosperity gospel-preaching televangelists, and his own wealth and success as something to which disaffected working-class people might aspire, however irrationally.
Mr. de Blasio had been facing a campaign for re-election next year in a climate in which white voters, particularly in the brownstone Brooklyn precincts that first elected him, were disaffected by his performance.
These techniques resonate with a generation disaffected by conventional politics.
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