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Disaffect   Listen
Disaffect  v. t.  (past & past part. disaffected; pres. part. disaffecting)  
To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness. "They had attempted to disaffect and discontent his majesty's late army."
To disturb the functions of; to disorder. "It disaffects the bowels."
To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike. (Obs.)

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Disaffect" Quotes from Famous Books

... of invective and abuse, almost universally poured upon this people, tend to disaffect and indispose them to civil association! Despised and ill-treated as they often are, have they not reason to imagine the hand of every man to be against them? Who then can wonder at their eluding, as much as possible, ...
— A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies • John Hoyland

... Galilee had that very unpopular tax (I do not consult any authority as it is immaterial, but only follow a probable suggestion) which was collected about the time of the birth of Jesus, or some other, by which he no doubt, strove to disaffect the Jews against the Roman government, which they very naturally were opposed to. ...
— A Series of Letters In Defence of Divine Revelation • Hosea Ballou

Words linked to "Disaffect" :   alter, drift away, disaffection, alien, alienate

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