Disaffect 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. [1913 Webster]

They had attempted to disaffect and discontent his majesty's late army. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. To disturb the functions of; to disorder. [1913 Webster]

It disaffects the bowels. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

3. To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • disaffect — I verb alienate, antagonize, cause a rift, cause dislike, cause hostility, come between, destroy the affection of, disenchant, disfavor, disillusion, disoblige, dissatisfy, disunite, divide, envenom, estrange, incense, irritate, make discontented …   Law dictionary

  • disaffect — 1610s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) not + verb from AFFECT (Cf. affect) (n.). Related: Disaffection (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disaffect — alienate, *estrange, wean Analogous words: upset, agitate, *discompose, disquiet, disturb: sever, sunder, divorce (see SEPARATE) Antonyms: win (men to a cause, allegiance) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disaffect — [v] lose affection for, estrange agitate, alienate, antagonize, discompose, disquiet, disturb, disunify, disunite, divide, repel, upset, wean; concepts 7,19,135,384 Ant. content, make happy, please …   New thesaurus

  • disaffect — [dis΄ə fekt′] vt. to cause to lose affection for; make unfriendly, discontented, or disloyal, esp. toward the government disaffected adj. disaffection n …   English World dictionary

  • disaffect — verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious • Syn: ↑estrange, ↑alienate, ↑alien • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disaffect — transitive verb Date: 1635 to alienate the affection or loyalty of; also to fill with discontent and unrest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disaffect — /dis euh fekt /, v.t. to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator s policies had soon disaffected the people. [1615 25; DIS 1 + AFFECT2] Syn. See estrange. * * * …   Universalium

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  • disaffect — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. estrange, antagonize, repel; see alienate . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make distant, hostile, or unsympathetic: alienate, disunite, estrange. Idiom: set at odds. See LOVE …   English dictionary for students

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