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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Black voters in California are increasingly disenchanted with the political process, and a significant portion are cool on the Democratic Party, according to a new poll that should greatly worry the party. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar. 2023 Though Disney appeared most concerned with appeasing disenchanted workers and partners — eventually issuing a forcefully toothless statement calling for the law’s repeal after its final passage — DeSantis was not content to declare victory and move on. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Well before the war, Zhilin, 36, the soldier who left for Kazakhstan, had become disenchanted with the very administration he was assigned to protect. Neil Macfarquhar, BostonGlobe.com, 1 May 2023 Now, China faces a ticking time bomb: a generation of disenchanted and unemployed youth amid the biggest economic slowdown the country has seen in years, caused by the global slowdown and COVID lockdowns. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 31 July 2022 They had been unfancied coming into this year’s showpiece ICC event after an off-season of tumult marked by head coach Langer facing intense scrutiny and being seemingly on the cusp of a mutiny from disenchanted players. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate Oakland Athletics fans frustrated with the team’s direction are trying to organize a one-game turnout at the Coliseum to demonstrate that the fan base is disenchanted but still there. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2023 Serving denazification and anticommunism simultaneously, the abstract art movement attracted clandestine American funding from the CIA through a cover organization—the Congress for Cultural Freedom—run by disenchanted ex-Communists like Arthur Koestler. Christopher R. Browning, The New York Review of Books, 1 Dec. 2022 Martin started off as a merchant marine, like the hero of the Coen brothers’ most overrated film, Inside Llewyn Davis — another disenchanted search for a hero that took pains to equate Bob Dylan–style folk-singing ambition with a nostalgic egotistic political movement. Armond White, National Review, 16 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disenchanted was in 1832

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“Disenchanted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disenchanted. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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