Part of speech: noun

Discontent; estrangement.

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Usage examples "disaffection":

  1. Both faces were set and haggard, and their eyes encountered with a sombre disaffection that augured but ill for success. - "The Unknown Sea", Clemence Housman.
  2. These bitter revelations of 1812- the disaffection of New England, the incapacity of two of his secretaries, the disasters of his staff officers on the frontier, the slow recruiting, the defiance of Massachusetts and Connecticut- almost crushed the President. - "Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Allen Johnson.
  3. The mass to him, and still more to Elizabeth, was a definite symbol of political disaffection. - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.