disillusioned

adjective

Definition of disillusioned

: disappointed, dissatisfied becoming more and more disillusioned with politics

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And both were able to pivot off that opposition to reelection, as voters grew exhausted and disillusioned with a Republican Party that seemed interested in nothing but the next campaign. Ezra Klein, Vox, "To beat Trump, House Democrats need to fight on policy, not just scandals," 12 Nov. 2018 Stewart Jackson, a lecturer in government and international relations at Sydney University, said Australians are more disillusioned with this latest coup than the previous one, in which Turnbull himself ousted Tony Abbott in 2015. Trevor Marshallsea, Fox News, "Australians lash out over latest leadership change," 24 Aug. 2018 The British composer ingeniously juxtaposed nine poems of Wilfred Owen, a disillusioned enlisted officer killed in the final days of World War I, with the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead. Barbara Jepson, WSJ, "Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ Review: Mixing Sacred and Secular," 30 Nov. 2018 Eschewing the heroic, monumental approach which for centuries was sculpture’s default mode, his figures are evocations of disquiet and discontent that fit a world disillusioned with bombast. The Economist, "How Alberto Giacometti became a legend," 14 June 2018 Ultimately, the president grew disillusioned with Mr. Pruitt after the accusations of impropriety and ethical missteps overshadowed Mr. Pruitt’s policy achievements. New York Times, "E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics Scandals," 5 July 2018 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

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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disillusioned

adjective

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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