Definition of dealign in English:


intransitive verb

[no object]
  • (of a voter) withdraw allegiance to a political party.

    ‘when voters dealign, they become vessels of the Zeitgeist’
    • ‘Razzell has a feel for the modern, largely dealigned voter.’
    • ‘In the short run, some dealigned voters are ‘floating’ between the mainstream parties, while others have drifted into social isolation.’
    • ‘Weakly identifying partisans are also growing in proportion as an outcome of a dealigning electorate.’



/ˌdēəˈlīn/ /ˌdiəˈlaɪn/