disillusioned


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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.

disillusioned

(ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒənd)
adj
having lost one's ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disillusioned - freed from illusion
disenchanted - freed from enchantment

disillusioned

adjective disenchanted, disappointed, enlightened, indifferent, disabused, sadder and wiser, undeceived I've become very disillusioned with politics.
Translations

disillusioned

[ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒənd] ADJdesilusionado; (more intense) → desencantado
to be/become disillusioned with sth/sbestar/quedar desilusionado con algo/algn; (more intensely) → estar/quedar desencantado con algo/algn

disillusioned

[ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒənd] adj (= disenchanted) [person] → désabusé(e), désenchanté(e)
to become disillusioned → perdre ses illusions
to be disillusioned with sth/sb → avoir perdu ses illusions sur qch/qn
to become disillusioned with sth/sb → perdre ses illusions sur qch/qn
References in classic literature ?
I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
Emerson, who was duly disillusioned. The Miss Alans were duly offended, and wrote a dignified letter to Lucy, whom they held responsible for the failure.
But in spite of that she seemed to be disillusioned about everything and told everyone that she did not believe either in friendship or in love, or any of the joys of life, and expected peace only "yonder." She adopted the tone of one who has suffered a great disappointment, like a girl who has either lost the man she loved or been cruelly deceived by him.
He smiled, still feeling chilly: a peculiar sensation which annoyed him." Disillusioned as to Peter Ivanovitch!
"And are you absolutely inciting me to disobey Peter Ivanovitch just because--because you are disillusioned?"
"I make out now what he must have done at school." And she gave, in her simple sharpness, an almost droll disillusioned nod.
I hoped that when David was able to talk--and not merely to stare at me for five minutes and then say "hat"--his spoken verdict, however damning, would be less expressive than his verdict without words, but I was disillusioned. I remember once in those later years, when he could keep up such spirited conversations with himself that he had little need for any of us, promising him to do something exceedingly funny with a box and two marbles, and after he had watched for a long time he said gravely, "Tell me when it begins to be funny."
And yet, the older, more morbid drinkers, more jaded with life and more disillusioned, who kill themselves, do so usually after a long debauch, when their nerves and brains are thoroughly poison-soaked.
Henry, indeed, had been included against his wish, and revenged himself by observing Katharine and Rodney with disillusioned eyes; while Katharine was in a state of gloomy self-suppression which resulted in complete apathy.
In his letter, Mr Kerr said: "The community is outraged and disillusioned at this.
IN reply to the lengthy letter from anonymous contributor, A Disillusioned Voter (Feedback, January 23).
The board, which manages the strategic reserves of the staple food, ran out of cash it was allocated because it paid brokers who supplied it with cheap maize from Uganda at the expense of Kenyan farmers.DISILLUSIONED FARMERSThe disillusioned farmers are still holding on to about 500,000 bags of last season's crop estimated to be worth Sh1.6 billion while NCPB owes them S.5 billion for maize it purchased from them for the strategic reserve.