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 Some disenchanted voters have moved on from Trudeau and settled on New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh as an option. Darran Simon, CNN, "Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will learn his fate after tough reelection campaign," 21 Oct. 2019 Some Cuyahoga County Jail officers are asking the state to approve a change of their union representation after members became disenchanted that their representatives failed to negotiate for better working conditions in their latest contract. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Jail officers file for change of union representation," 27 Sep. 2019 If voters remain this disenchanted, more leaders with autocratic streaks are likely to follow. The Economist, "Nearly a third of Latin Americans want to emigrate," 7 Sep. 2019 Boosters, alumni and others who travel to every game and obsessively follow the team grew more and more disenchanted with head coach Clay Helton as the season went along. Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, "This secret donor has given USC $400 million," 5 Sep. 2019 Many Colombian voters became disenchanted with the deal as well, at first voting against it in a referendum and then electing President Duque, whose right-wing party has argued that the agreement was too soft on the rebels and needed to be changed. New York Times, "Colombia’s Former FARC Guerrilla Leader Calls for Return to War," 29 Aug. 2019 The most prominent leaders of what became known as the Umbrella Movement or Occupy Central were jailed, and their legions of young supporters were left bitterly disenchanted. New York Times, "For Hong Kong’s Youth, Protests Are ‘a Matter of Life and Death’," 17 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of disenchanted

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Disenchanted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disenchanted. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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: no longer happy or satisfied with something

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