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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The movement draws many of its supporters from the extremes of French politics and from a growing segment of the French electorate that has become disenchanted with politics altogether. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "‘Spreading Like a Poison’: Anti-Semitic Acts Increase in France," 17 Feb. 2019 But some public records attorneys have become increasingly disenchanted with her record. Todd Wallack, BostonGlobe.com, "AG Maura Healey promises transparency, but critics say her record falls short," 7 May 2018 Less than three years into Mr. Cryan’s tenure, Mr. Achleitner grew disenchanted. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Deutsche Bank’s Problems Threaten a Star Banker," 20 May 2018 Over this span of time, Vanellope has grown disenchanted with the same-ol', same-ol', and Ralph tries to fix her unhappiness by invading her racing video game. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Wreck-It Ralph 2 review: Everything we wish Ready Player One had been," 21 Nov. 2018 His multinational religious sect attracted young Japanese elite who had grown disenchanted with the country’s material prosperity. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack," 5 July 2018 Talking to Joaquin can give the sense that that he’s grown disenchanted with the legislative process. Sarah Mucha, Teen Vogue, "Congressman Joaquin Castro Is a Politician to Watch," 14 June 2018 Lopez Obrador’s message has gained a wider following during this election cycle as many Mexicans have grown disenchanted with President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration amid record violence and a string of corruption scandals. Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, "‘You can’t appease tyrants and bullies’: Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump," 21 May 2018 In this novel, a motley band of provincials, army deserters, and disenchanted élites descend on Nigeria’s largest city, and story lines and twists abound. George Prochnik, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of disenchanted

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of disenchanted

: no longer happy or satisfied with something

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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