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disaffection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disaffection 
  n  :  the  feeling  of  being  alienated  from  other  people  [syn:  {alienation}, 
  {estrangement}] 




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