verb (used with object)
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"Disillusion," or "disillusionment," is that feeling you get when you realize that everything isn’t rainbows and butterflies—that things aren’t as great as you imagined they were or hoped them to be.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disillusiondis·il·lu·sion·ment, noundis·il·lu·sive [dis-i-loo-siv], /ˌdɪs ɪˈlu sɪv/, adjectiveun·dis·il·lu·sioned, adjective
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The Warren Report was and remains a symptom of disillusion with whatever the government says.Shanin Specter on His 50 Years With the Single Bullet Theory|Shanin Specter|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The downstairs portion of the Democratic base is increasingly beset by debt and disillusion.
The sloping baseline indicates melancholy, disillusion, and loss of innocence.
Disappointment if not disillusion is inevitable, particularly in light of the current economic meltdown.Why the World Will Be Disappointed by President Obama|William Shawcross|November 1, 2008|DAILY BEAST
This being his first love, he had no precedents to disillusion him or conjure up obstacles.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
It was a strange world of sleep and grayness and disillusion.Tales of the Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
Rather than disillusion her, he acquires the qualities with which her loving imagination has invested him.Mal Moule|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Looking back after years of soldiering and disillusion, the first months of the War no doubt seem brighter than they really were.With Manchesters in the East|Gerald B. Hurst
But the reality is full of disappointment, and the more famous the monument the bitterer the disillusion.The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia|William Somerset Maugham