Definition of disillusioned 

: disappointed, dissatisfied becoming more and more disillusioned with politics

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Angry and disillusioned Tory backbenchers are talking openly of a leadership challenge to Mrs May. The government, which lacks a majority in Parliament, appears to be in disarray. The Economist, "Boris goes," 10 July 2018 Mourinho is on the lookout for full backs after becoming disillusioned with his current options. SI.com, "Man Utd Reportedly Agree Personal Terms With Djibril Sidibe But Monaco Valuation Could Scupper Deal," 23 May 2018 Nathan Zellner appears as a mountain man; Robert Forster plays a disillusioned pastor; and musician Russell Mael from the band Sparks provides a bit of yodeling. Mark Olsen, latimes.com, "Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska revel in 'Damsel's' new take on the Old West," 27 June 2018 Kawhi Leonard awoke Friday still under the employ of the Spurs, despite rumblings leading to Thursday’s draft the team might be compelled to deal its disillusioned superstar. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs aim to hang onto Leonard — for now," 22 June 2018 But the episode was among developments at A.S.U. that Professor Garcia said had left him disillusioned. New York Times, "What Charles Koch and Other Donors to George Mason University Got for Their Money," 5 May 2018 O'Neill's tenure, admittedly, came to a crashing halt and he was left disillusioned with his once boyhood infatuation. SI.com, "FanView: What Sunderland Must Address to Emulate the Rokermen of 1988 Following Relegation," 23 Apr. 2018 One, a disillusioned man of the cloth, is played by Robert Forster. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Damsel' review: A sardonic Western courtship that lasts a lifetime," 28 June 2018 The biggest challenge is to earn the confidence of millions of Californians who are disillusioned, disadvantaged and deprived of power and the opportunity for health and well-being. sacbee, "Antonia Hernandez," 27 June 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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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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