dis·​il·​lu·​sion·​ed | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈlü-zhənd How to pronounce disillusioned (audio) \

Definition of disillusioned

: having lost faith or trust in something formerly regarded as good or valuable becoming more and more disillusioned with politics Overworked, tired, disillusioned, with a shaky marriage, the district attorney finally gets a case that he really wants to prosecute.The New York Times Book Review The camps grew restive and disillusioned, but refused to give up.— Nora Levin The disillusioned children of troubled marriages suffer from their parents' transgressions long into adulthood.— Marianne Gingher

Examples of disillusioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That old friend is Karl Mondo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Strange's fellow Master of the Mystic Arts, who grew disillusioned with the order and now hunts down other mages to take away their power. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Dec. 2021 While the three main Roy siblings were scheming and striving and stabbing one another in the back, Tom became fully disillusioned. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 13 Dec. 2021 By her late teens, she had become disillusioned with the Catholic faith. New York Times, 12 Dec. 2021 After schools across Texas returned to in-person learning in August, Johnson High School senior Alaina Canning became disillusioned with the public school experience. Joseph Sweeney, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Dec. 2021 In 2018, disillusioned staff and faculty described the online programs to the New York Times as a moneymaking scheme, offering diluted content in order to expand a financial empire at the expense of its students. Brice Particelli, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Mayfield’s performance continue to be average at best, some could become disillusioned and take Beckham’s stance. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2021 There have been reports that Lillard has become disillusioned with the direction of the franchise. oregonlive, 8 Dec. 2021 The dirt spoon generation has become more disillusioned under South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 15 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of disillusioned

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Disillusioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disillusioned. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of disillusioned

: having lost faith or trust in something : disappointed that something is not as good, valuable, true, etc., as it had seemed


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