Definition of disaffect in English:

disaffect

Line breaks: dis|af¦fect
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈfɛkt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Make (someone) dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control; alienate: what these ads do is disaffect the voting public
    More example sentences
    • What is it that is disaffecting them?
    • He is disaffecting his far left, and they are defecting to his opponent again.
    • That sense of humor appeals to a more youthful audience because it makes fun of the totems of society that have really disaffected youthful voters.

Origin

early 17th century: from dis- (expressing reversal) + affect2. The original sense was 'dislike'.

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