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Meaning of DISAFFECTION

Pronunciation:  `disu'fekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  disloyalty to the government or to established authority; "the widespread disaffection of the troops"
  2. [n]  the feeling of being alienated from other people
 

DISAFFECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: alienation, estrangement
 
 See Also: dislike, disloyalty, isolation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`af*fec"tion\, n.
1. State of being disaffected; alienation or want of
   affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority;
   unfriendliness; dislike.

         In the making laws, princes must have regard to . .
         . the affections and disaffections of the people.
                                               --Jer. Taylor.

2. Disorder; bad constitution. [R.] --Wiseman.

Syn: Dislike; disgust; discontent; unfriendliness;
     alienation; disloyalty; hostility.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alienation, bad faith, barratry, breach, breach of faith, breach of friendship, breach of promise, breach of trust, break, cleavage, cleft, dereliction, disaffinity, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disloyalty, displeasure, disrelish, disruption, distaste, disunion, disunity, divergence, dividedness, division, estrangement, faithlessness, falling-out, falseness, falsity, fickleness, inconstancy, infidelity, mala fides, open rupture, Punic faith, recall of ambassadors, recreancy, rift, rupture, schism, separation, split, trothlessness, unfaith, unfaithfulness, unloyalty, unsteadfastness, untrueness
 

 

 

 

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