to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion, credulity, etc.; disillusion: The harshness of everyday reality disenchanted him of his idealistic hopes.
- dis·en·chant·er, noun
- dis·en·chant·ing, adjective
- dis·en·chant·ing·ly, adverb
- dis·en·chant·ment, noun
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How to use disenchant in a sentence
They do it because they want to make their deaths meaningful, or because they’re disenchanted with the traditional death industry.
It was assuming a great deal to tell a woman that he saw through her plot to disenchant him with a rival.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
"And it took a greater magnum bonum, a maximum bonum, to disenchant us," said Armine.Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge
But all the banqueting and largess did not disenchant the ominous mansion.The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3) | Richard Dowling
This would be enough to disenchant any young gentleman fresh from his compendiums of philosophy.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. | Sir Leslie Stephen
The old woman takes kindly to my persecution; they enchant Dulcinea, and whip me in order to disenchant her.The Story of Don Quixote | Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
British Dictionary definitions for disenchant
(tr; when passive, foll by with or by) to make disappointed or disillusioned: she is disenchanted with the marriage
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