- to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.
- a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.
Origin of disillusion
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1. disabuse, disenthrall, undeceive, disappoint.
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Examples from the Web for disillusioned
Of the ones that do survive, some will be too disillusioned to carry out an attack.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
December 15, 2014
A new survey finds Millennials disillusioned by Obama and the Democrats.New Harvard Study Finds the Door to Millennial Vote Is Open to GOP
Kristen Soltis Anderson
October 30, 2014
Reeling from regional developments and disillusioned with the West, some Iraqi Christians are looking to Russia for support.Iraq’s Christians See Putin As Savior
June 29, 2014
Will putting Castro in the Cabinet be enough to placate those Latinos disillusioned with Obama?With Julian Castro Taking Over at HUD, a New Political Dynasty Is in the Making
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
May 23, 2014
A deranged individual—a neo-Nazi, a disillusioned ex-employee, or even a disturbed child—commits an act of public violence.A Former Navy Firearms Instructor and Proud Gun Owner On Why We Need Common Sense Gun Control
May 14, 2014
Disillusioned and depressed, I left my work and went to the window.The Golden Age
And his smile fell now in mockery upon the disillusioned lad.Mistress Wilding
That's the best you can do, unless you want her to become like me—disillusioned!Under Western Eyes
Most young men, and most young women, live to be disillusioned.In Direst Peril
David Christie Murray
Since then his devotees have been shocked and disillusioned.The Book of the Damned
- having lost one's ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted
- (tr) to destroy the ideals, illusions, or false ideas of
- the act of disillusioning or the state of being disillusioned
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Word Origin and History for disillusioned
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