disillusion


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dis·il·lu·sion

 (dĭs′ĭ-lo͞o′zhən)
tr.v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions
To free or deprive of illusion.
n.
1. The act of disenchanting.
2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted.

dis′il·lu′sion·ment n.
dis′il·lu′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.

disillusion

(ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən)
vb
(tr) to destroy the ideals, illusions, or false ideas of. Also: disillusionize or disillusionise
n
(Psychology) the act of disillusioning or the state of being disillusioned

dis•il•lu•sion

(ˌdɪs ɪˈlu ʒən)

v.t.
1. to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.
n.
2. a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.
[1590–1600]
dis`il•lu′sion•ment, n.
dis`il•lu′sive (-sɪv) adj.

disillusion


Past participle: disillusioned
Gerund: disillusioning

Imperative
disillusion
disillusion
Present
I disillusion
you disillusion
he/she/it disillusions
we disillusion
you disillusion
they disillusion
Preterite
I disillusioned
you disillusioned
he/she/it disillusioned
we disillusioned
you disillusioned
they disillusioned
Present Continuous
I am disillusioning
you are disillusioning
he/she/it is disillusioning
we are disillusioning
you are disillusioning
they are disillusioning
Present Perfect
I have disillusioned
you have disillusioned
he/she/it has disillusioned
we have disillusioned
you have disillusioned
they have disillusioned
Past Continuous
I was disillusioning
you were disillusioning
he/she/it was disillusioning
we were disillusioning
you were disillusioning
they were disillusioning
Past Perfect
I had disillusioned
you had disillusioned
he/she/it had disillusioned
we had disillusioned
you had disillusioned
they had disillusioned
Future
I will disillusion
you will disillusion
he/she/it will disillusion
we will disillusion
you will disillusion
they will disillusion
Future Perfect
I will have disillusioned
you will have disillusioned
he/she/it will have disillusioned
we will have disillusioned
you will have disillusioned
they will have disillusioned
Future Continuous
I will be disillusioning
you will be disillusioning
he/she/it will be disillusioning
we will be disillusioning
you will be disillusioning
they will be disillusioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disillusioning
you have been disillusioning
he/she/it has been disillusioning
we have been disillusioning
you have been disillusioning
they have been disillusioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disillusioning
you will have been disillusioning
he/she/it will have been disillusioning
we will have been disillusioning
you will have been disillusioning
they will have been disillusioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disillusioning
you had been disillusioning
he/she/it had been disillusioning
we had been disillusioning
you had been disillusioning
they had been disillusioning
Conditional
I would disillusion
you would disillusion
he/she/it would disillusion
we would disillusion
you would disillusion
they would disillusion
Past Conditional
I would have disillusioned
you would have disillusioned
he/she/it would have disillusioned
we would have disillusioned
you would have disillusioned
they would have disillusioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disillusion - freeing from false belief or illusions
edification, sophistication - uplifting enlightenment
Verb1.disillusion - free from enchantment
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

disillusion

verb
1. shatter your illusions, disabuse, bring down to earth, open the eyes of, disenchant, undeceive I hate to disillusion you, but he's already married.
noun
1. disenchantment, disappointment, rude awakening There is disillusion with established political parties.
Translations
يُزيلُ الوَهْم، يَتَحَرَّر من الوَهْم
rozčarovatzbavit iluzí
desillusionere
kiábrándítkiábrándulás
svipta tálvonum
apviltiiliuzijų praradimassugriauti iliuzijas
laupīt ilūzijaslikt vilties
zbaviť ilúzií
düş/hayal kırıklığına uğratmak

disillusion

[ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən]
A. Ndesilusión f; (more intense) → desencanto m
B. VTdesilusionar; (more intensely) → desencantar

disillusion

[ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən]
vtdésabuser

disillusion

vtdesillusionieren; I hate to disillusion you, but …es tut mir leid, Ihnen Ihre Illusionen rauben or Sie desillusionieren zu müssen, aber …
nDesillusion f

disillusion

[ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒn]
1. vtdisilludere, disingannare
to become disillusioned (with) → perdere le illusioni (su)

disillusion

(disiˈluːʒən) verb
to destroy the false but pleasant beliefs (held by a person). I hate to disillusion you, but your boss isn't the perfect person you think she is.
disilˈlusionment noun

disillusion

n. desencanto, desilusión;
v. perder la ilusión; desilusionarse.
References in classic literature ?
To which Don Quixote returned, "Do me the favour, senora, to let a lute be placed in my chamber to-night; and I will comfort this poor maiden to the best of my power; for in the early stages of love a prompt disillusion is an approved remedy;" and with this he retired, so as not to be remarked by any who might see him there.
For Bertha too, after her kind, felt the bitterness of disillusion.
They, or what perhaps lurks in them: fear, deception, desire, disillusion - all silent at first before the song of triumphant love vibrating in the light.
I am afraid that my explanation may disillusion you but it has always been my habit to hide none of my methods, either from my friend Watson or from any one who might take an intelligent interest in them.
I feel the need to ascribe to him fantastic theories about his predecessors, and it is with a certain sense of disillusion that I confess he thought about them pretty much as does everybody else.
There is the man, in him and in these pages, who would be "the man of disillusion," only that he has never really been "the man of desires"; and who seems, therefore, to have a double weariness about him.
Coming after Billy Andrews' proxy effort, this was not quite the shock to Anne's romantic sensibilities that it would otherwise have been; but it was certainly another heart-rending disillusion.
He went on then to tell us how tired he was and how discouraged by this lesson of disillusion following swiftly upon the finest day of his life.