disillusion

[ dis-i-loo-zhuhn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈlu ʒən /

verb (used with object)

to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.

noun

a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.

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Origin of disillusion

First recorded in 1590–1600; dis-1 + illusion

OTHER WORDS FROM disillusion

dis·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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British Dictionary definitions for disillusionment

disillusion
/ (ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən) /

verb

(tr) to destroy the ideals, illusions, or false ideas of

noun Also: disillusionment

the act of disillusioning or the state of being disillusioned
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