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disillusion

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noun dis·il·lu·sion \ˌdis-ə-ˈlü-zhən\

Definition of disillusion

  1. :  the condition of being disenchanted



1591

First Known Use of disillusion

1591

Rhymes with disillusion


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disillusion

verb dis·il·lu·sion

Simple Definition of disillusion

  • : to cause (someone) to stop believing that something is good, valuable, true, etc.

Full Definition of disillusion

dis·il·lu·sioneddis·il·lu·sion·ing play \-ˈlü-zhə-niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to free from illusion; also :  to cause to lose naive faith and trust

dis·il·lu·sion·ment play \-ˈlü-zhən-mənt\ noun

Examples of disillusion

  1. Working at that store for six months was enough to disillusion me about retail work.

  2. <we were disillusioned when we saw how the movie star acted in real life>



1855

First Known Use of disillusion

1855


DISILLUSION Defined for Kids

disillusion

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verb dis·il·lu·sion \ˌdis-ə-ˈlü-zhən\

Definition of disillusion

dis·il·lu·sioneddis·il·lu·sion·ing

  1. :  to cause to stop having a mistaken belief that something is good, valuable, or true <Let me disillusion you about the myth of George Washington's wooden teeth.>

dis·il·lu·sion·ment \-mənt\ noun




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