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Meaning of DISAFFECT

Pronunciation:  `disu'fekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
 

DISAFFECT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: alien, alienate, estrange
 
 See Also: alter, change, drift apart, drift away, wean

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`af*fect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disaffected}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Disaffecting}.]
1. To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make
   unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and
   unfriendliness.

         They had attempted to disaffect and discontent his
         majesty's late army.                  --Clarendon.

2. To disturb the functions of; to disorder.

         It disaffects the bowels.             --Hammond.

3. To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed
   toward; to dislike. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

 

 

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