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Pronunciation:  `disu'fekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  disloyalty to the government or to established authority; "the widespread disaffection of the troops"
  2. [n]  the feeling of being alienated from other people

DISAFFECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: alienation, estrangement
 See Also: dislike, disloyalty, isolation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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