disenchantment


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dis·en·chant

 (dĭs′ĕn-chănt′)
tr.v. dis·en·chant·ed, dis·en·chant·ing, dis·en·chants
To free from illusion or false belief; undeceive.

[Obsolete French desenchanter, from Old French, to break a spell : des-, dis- + enchanter, to enchant; see enchant.]

dis′en·chant′er n.
dis′en·chant′ing·ly adv.
dis′en·chant′ment n.

disenchantment

(ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt)
n
a state of disappointment or disillusionment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disenchantment - freeing from false belief or illusions
edification, sophistication - uplifting enlightenment

disenchantment

noun disillusionment, disappointment, disillusion, rude awakening There is growing disenchantment with the government.
Translations

disenchantment

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] Ndesencanto m, desilusión f

disenchantment

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃæntmənt] n (= disillusionment) → désillusion f
disenchantment with sb/sth
There's growing disenchantment with the Government → De plus en plus de gens sont déçus par le gouvernement.

disenchantment

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] ndisincanto
References in classic literature ?
'my life' and 'my soul,' and his stay and prop- may and ought to whip himself for her and take all the trouble required for her disenchantment. But for me to whip myself!
To which Merlin made answer, "The devil, Sancho, is a blockhead and a great scoundrel; I sent him to look for your master, but not with a message from Montesinos but from myself; for Montesinos is in his cave expecting, or more properly speaking, waiting for his disenchantment; for there's the tail to be skinned yet for him; if he owes you anything, or you have any business to transact with him, I'll bring him to you and put him where you choose; but for the present make up your mind to consent to this penance, and believe me it will be very good for you, for soul as well for body- for your soul because of the charity with which you perform it, for your body because I know that you are of a sanguine habit and it will do you no harm to draw a little blood."
Just now, since his disenchantment with farming, Levin was particularly glad to stay with Sviazhsky.
And hazardous, too; for in attempting a disenchantment without the true key, you are liable to err, and turn your hogs into dogs, and the dogs into cats, the cats into rats, and so on, and end by reducing your materials to nothing finally, or to an odorless gas which you can't follow -- which, of course, amounts to the same thing.
But there was one more disenchantment waiting him by the way.
When you marry him you must save him from a cruel disenchantment by raising yourself to the level he fancies you have attained.
He had asked himself if he had not met me too late--if he were not already a man soured and broken by the disappointments and disenchantments of the past?
Nothing could equal the fullness of that moment, the ideal completeness of that emotional experience which had come to me without the preliminary toil and disenchantments of an obscure career.
Davis's contention on the other hand that Merian's attraction to and subsequent disenchantment with Pietism precipitated not only a decisive shift in her attitude toward God's governance of the natural world but also an unusually sympathetic view of indigenes in the Dutch colony strikes this reader as forcing possibilities beyond the margins of plausibility.
Saints put the block on that one, but Gibbs' growing disenchantment with the 13-man code could see them doing business with Cardiff.
It clearly reflects the fans' disenchantment with the status quo.
Home Secretary David Blunkett yesterday warned voters against letting 'fascists' win seats in the forthcoming local elections - either by abstaining or voting for extremists 'in disenchantment' at the mainstream political parties.