disillusioned

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

Definition of disillusioned

: disappointed, dissatisfied becoming more and more disillusioned with politics

Examples of disillusioned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, Greta Hernandez, a 34-year-old Nicaraguan American from Los Angeles, has become more disillusioned with the Catholic Church. Washington Post, "US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic, here’s why," 8 Nov. 2019 Embittered Game of Thrones fans, still disillusioned from the show's ending, and hesitant Star Wars fans united on Twitter to celebrate the news. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "People Can't Stop Trolling the Game of Thrones Writers for Leaving Their Star Wars Gig," 29 Oct. 2019 That prompted election officials to urge more youths, the biggest group of disillusioned Tunisians, to vote. BostonGlobe.com, "People across the North African nation dubbed the cradle of the Arab Spring streamed throughout the day into polling stations that opened up at 8 a.m. Tunisians are choosing from among 26 candidates who represent a wide spectrum of political, social, and religious views.," 16 Sep. 2019 Football fans have become disillusioned with their sport as there is a growing feeling of disconnect between themselves and the players on the pitch. SI.com, "5 Weird and Wonderful Laws From Other Sports That Should Be Implemented in Football," 31 July 2019 The result has been poor decision-making, even poorer judgment and the kind of inconclusive and expensive wars the American people have become disillusioned with. Donald C. Bolduc, Time, "I Served 10 Tours in Afghanistan. It’s Time for Us to Leave," 30 Aug. 2019 Released in 1977 after Mao died and Jiang Qing was arrested, Mr. Rittenberg emerged from prison disillusioned with Communism. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Sidney Rittenberg, Idealistic American Aide to Mao Who Evolved to Counsel Capitalists, Dies at 98," 24 Aug. 2019 Wilfried Zaha has sacked his agent after growing disillusioned with his services, after a summer of heated speculation failed to end in a move away from Crystal Palace. SI.com, "Wilfried Zaha Sacks Agent Over Failed Arsenal & Everton Summer Moves," 12 Sep. 2019 Can fireworks distract the disillusioned, even for a few minutes? Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, "Fireworks are America’s favorite face exploding, dog torturing, bird murdering way to celebrate its birthday," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of disillusioned

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disillusioned was in 1871

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disillusioned

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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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