dis·​en·​chant·​ed | \ ˌdis-in-ˈchan-təd How to pronounce disenchanted (audio) \

Definition of disenchanted

: no longer happy, pleased, or satisfied : disappointed, dissatisfied disenchanted voters/workers/fans But midway through his architectural training at the Rhode Island School of Design, he grew disenchanted with the pretentious edifice of postmodern design.— Brad Lemley

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Recent Examples on the Web Congressional investigations into these scenarios are long overdue as is serious research into how veterans, especially those disenchanted with their service experiences, can be better supported and discouraged from radicalization. Amy Cooter, Scientific American, 27 Dec. 2021 Both are Colorado natives, but over the years the couple had become disenchanted with living in Denver. Don Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2021 Powell later became disenchanted with the Republican Party under former President Donald Trump. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 When the death of her grandmother unleashes a generational curse, a disenchanted flamenco dancer resigned to a desk job is forced to experience the five stages of grief through a visit from her female ancestors. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 10 Dec. 2021 And lastly, people are becoming disenchanted with pharmaceuticals. Jessie Shafer, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Dec. 2021 The move helps explain the ongoing shake-up in the world of work, with more people looking for flexibility, anxious about covid exposure, upset about vaccine mandates or simply disenchanted with pre-pandemic office life. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2021 Colin Powell later became disenchanted with the GOP and endorsed Democrats for president, starting with Barack Obama. NBC News, 18 Oct. 2021 Cameron Hudson, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, said many of those who pushed for independence have been too disenchanted in recent years to get involved. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of disenchanted

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Disenchanted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disenchanted. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of disenchanted

: no longer happy or satisfied with something

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