Disaffection 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. [1913 Webster]

In the making laws, princes must have regard to . . . the affections and disaffections of the people. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Dislike; disgust; discontent; unfriendliness; alienation; disloyalty; hostility. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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