disillusion


1dis·il·lu·sion

noun \ˌdis-ə-ˈlü-zhən\

Definition of DISILLUSION

:  the condition of being disenchanted

First Known Use of DISILLUSION

1591

2disillusion

verb

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

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

Full Definition of DISILLUSION

transitive verb
:  to free from illusion; also :  to cause to lose naive faith and trust
dis·il·lu·sion·ment \-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>

First Known Use of DISILLUSION

1855

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