- 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 disillusioning
Other high-profile women also became single mothers after disillusioning experiences with men.Summer of the Single Mom
September 1, 2010
And very soon came that other sensation, so disillusioning, that all else was crowded out.Beyond
They are a disillusioning mirror in which I see myself a million times.Fantazius Mallare
Now, it would seem on the contrary that they devote all their efforts to disillusioning us.Ancient Manners
It was disillusioning to go to the place where there were many of them.Geography and Plays
Happily, the disillusioning fog had come upon us by degrees.The Siege of Kimberley
- (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 disillusioning
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