disaffection disaffection  /ˌdɪs ə ˈfɛk ʃən/


  1. (n) the feeling of being alienated from other people
  2. (n) disloyalty to the government or to established authority



  1. Two months later, Newt Gingrich and company capitalized on disaffection with the Democrats that peaked on Election Day and pulverized the Dems' Capitol Hill majorities.
  2. Even so, the long controversy over what is normally a routine authorization became an index of deepening congressional disaffection with the war.
  3. Reds have fought without planes), but until recently Chou was plagued with disaffection among his airmen.


  1. Lundqvist says he had no role in Tortorella's firing

    Henrik Lundqvist did indeed give a public voice to the Rangers’ disaffection on break-up day that, in retrospect, foretold the dismissal of John Tortorella as head coach 48 hours later, but this was not a case of the King leading a coup, it wasn’t that at all. It wasn...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Lundqvist: I wasn't behind Rangers firing Tortorella

    Neil MillerHenrik Lundqvist on the day the Rangers cleaned out their lockers. Henrik Lundqvist, who on break-up day became the Rangers’ public voice of disaffection that in retrospect foretold the firing of John Tortorella as head coach 48 hours later, told The Post that he “would never put pressure on...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Iranian vote unlikely to change nuclear policy: Israel's Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran's election showed popular discontent with the Tehran government but was unlikely to bring about any change in nuclear policy. "The Iranian election clearly reflects deep disaffection of the Iranian people with its regime, but unfortunately it doesn't have the power to change Iran's nuclear ambitions ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "These divides and disparities lead to disaffection, large-scale migration and discord," Singh said, a rare link drawn between economic inequality and internal security by a top government leader. "In many cases internal security problems...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters India

  2. Mr Rabbitte added: "Labour has been pushing for a general election because of the terrible disaffection that is out there. The demoralisation is reflected in this poll in that the people just don't believe that those who are responsible for leading...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Pat Rabbitte Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "Political situations with a theological overlay are causing disaffection or antagonism between communities of the same faith, and even more so amongst different faiths," said the Aga Khan. "At the centre of this turbulence is Islam. We...
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Aga Khan III Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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