Definition of disaffected adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈfektɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈfektɪd//
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no longer satisfied with your situation, organization, belief, etc. and therefore not loyal to it Some disaffected members left to form a new party. Word Originmid 17th cent.: past participle of disaffect, originally in the sense ‘dislike or disorder’ from dis- (expressing reversal) + affect ‘pretend to have or feel (something)’.
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