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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Example sentences from the Web for disillusion
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
To lie thus in deadly weakness and drink in the traits of the beloved, is to re-awake to love from whatever shock of disillusion.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
One can easily imagine the surprise and disillusion of the four pupils of Zimmermann—MM.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
She did not disillusion him; to do so she would have had to tell him that she had lied.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
In the millennium an educational genius will write a book to be given to every young man on the date of his disillusion.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
For some time the prisoners remained pale, motionless, and speechless, weighed down by this horrible disillusion.The Flying Horseman|Gustave Aimard