American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resentful and rebellious, especially against authority.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the affections alienated; indisposed to favor or support; unfriendly, as one displeased with the actions of a superior, a government, or a party.
- Morbid; diseased.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of disaffect.
- adj. Alienated or estranged, often with hostile effect; rebellious, resentful; disloyal.
- adj. obsolete Affected with disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Alienated in feeling; not wholly loyal.
- adj. discontented as toward authority
“And I think that -- the experience I've had certainly -- is that there are people that are involved in this movement [who] came out of -- not what I call a disaffected population but a group of people who heretofore worked every day, paid their taxes, sent their kids to school, went to church and did it all over again the next week.”
“Of course, it is worrying that certain disaffected young people — Muslims and converts to Islam — express their alienation and rejection through Islamic extremism and that a tiny minority actually want to blow themselves and others up, just as it is terrible that young people go on shooting sprees in schools.”
“FX's hard-hitting boxing drama costars Pablo Schreiber — best known as disaffected dock worker Nick Sobotka from Season 2 of HBO's inner-city masterpiece — as Johnny Leary, the ethically shady manager of Holt McCallany's "Lights" Leary.”
“But they love those so-called disaffected Clinton Democratic votes even more. ”
“But they love those so-called disaffected Clinton Democratic votes even more.”
“Those so-called disaffected "Democrats" and neo-cons who keep saying "I don't trust Obama" (strain at a gnat) but then swallow, whole, the hypocrisy and dirt-bag-ethics of John McCain (swallow a camel) are really little more than doctrinaire reactionaries anyway, who simply would hate any Demcrat, no matter who it is: Hillary, Obama or whoever.”
“I personally am 31, a mite too old to be called disaffected youth.”
“McCain advisers also say he must win a number of so - called disaffected Democrats.”
“McCain a advisers also say he must win a number of so - called disaffected Democrats, Hillary Clinton voters in swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania who told pollsters they would not vote for Obama.”
“McCain advisers also say he must win a number of so - called disaffected Democrats, Hillary Clinton voters in swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, who told pollsters they would not vote for Obama.”
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