Definition of disaffection in English:

disaffection

noun

  • A state or feeling of being dissatisfied with the people in authority and no longer willing to support them.

    ‘there is growing disaffection with large corporations’
    • ‘The disaffection has blossomed into outright hostility to the euro.’
    • ‘But there are many signs of public disaffection with the two-party system.’
    • ‘The racial dimensions of that alienation and disaffection are especially troubling.’
    • ‘The images are intended to convey alienation and disaffection and succeed in doing that, but not much more.’
    • ‘Such negativity intensified the ‘disillusion and disaffection of a large part of the electorate,’ he said.’
    • ‘Armstrong takes his protest an intriguing step forward with this album by creating a rock opera informed by disaffection and disillusionment.’
    • ‘The abstention rate reflects the deep level of political disaffection and alienation felt by wide layers of the population.’
    • ‘There is a high level of disaffection and boredom with an approach to learning which deletes joy, creativity and engagement from the process.’
    • ‘If government politicians do not listen to them, and ignore their concerns, political disaffection is likely.’
    • ‘Then, disappointment and disaffection characterised the response of many.’
    • ‘But sunshine and grapevines have done nothing to ease his disaffection.’
    • ‘The new journal grew out of the general disaffection that had been floating around the discipline for years.’
    • ‘These consequences of unprecedented growth in population undoubtedly played a part in the general malaise out of which disaffection grew.’
    • ‘The fact that the government itself now appears to have endorsed this view is unlikely to challenge public disaffection from the political process.’
    • ‘But disaffection over the city's infrastructure is not confined to the technology companies.’
    • ‘However, disaffection over this issue was dwarfed by a scandal which emerged in the 1990's.’
    • ‘Indeed, disaffection and rebellion in Ireland convinced ministers of the necessity of parliamentary union.’
    • ‘It is, rather, the latest stage of a nagging public disaffection with the EU as a political, economic and social project.’
    • ‘Unless you do this, you will continue disability discrimination and disaffection for current and future generations of our children.’
    • ‘The nearby army camp, which fell on Friday, was a hotbed of disaffection in mutinies in 1996 and 1997.’
    dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent, restlessness, frustration
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Pronunciation

disaffection

/ˌdisəˈfekSH(ə)n//ˌdɪsəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/