Etymology
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disaffection (n.)

"alienation of affection, attachment, or good will; estrangement," especially "disloyalty to a government or existing authority," c. 1600; see dis- + affection. Perhaps from or based on French désaffection.

updated on August 23, 2018

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Definitions of disaffection from WordNet

disaffection (n.)
the feeling of being alienated from other people;
disaffection (n.)
disloyalty to the government or to established authority;
the widespread disaffection of the troops
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