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disaffection

Noun

1 the feeling of being alienated from other people [syn: alienation, estrangement]
2 disloyalty to the government or to established authority; "the widespread disaffection of the troops"

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English

Etymology

From disaffect + -ion.

Pronunciation

/dɪsəˈfɛkʃən/

Noun

  1. Discontent; unrest.
    His disaffection with all Microsoft products, while justified, was alarming.
  2. Alienation; loss of loyalty.

Usage notes

  • Used with a preposition, such as "with" or "toward".

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