disaffect

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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

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

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  • 5 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 …

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

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  • 7 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:… …

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

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  • 9 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. * * * …

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  • 10 disaffect — verb To cause a loss of affection, sympathy or loyalty; to alienate or estrange …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 disaffect — v. cause discontent; estrange or alienate affections of others …

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  • 13 disaffect — v. a. Alienate, estrange, make unfriendly …

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  • 14 disaffect — v alienate, estrange, divide, disunite, come between; antagonize, set against, set at odds or variance; anger, incense, provoke, heat up, Chiefly U.S. rile, madden, infuriate, enrage; exacerbate, aggravate, embitter, envenom …

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  • 15 disaffect — dis·affect …

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  • 16 disaffect — dis•af•fect [[t]ˌdɪs əˈfɛkt[/t]] v. t. fect•ed, fect•ing to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal • Etymology: 1615–25 dis af•fec′tion ʃən n. syn: See estrange …

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  • 17 disaffect — /dɪsəˈfɛkt / (say disuh fekt) verb (t) to alienate the affection of; make ill affected, discontented, or disloyal. –disaffected, adjective –disaffectedly, adverb …

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  • 18 disaffect —   v.t. alienate.    ♦ disaffected, a. discontented; rebellious …

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  • 19 Disaffected — 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… …

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  • 20 Disaffecting — 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… …

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