un·​il·​lu·​sioned ˌən-i-ˈlü-zhənd How to pronounce unillusioned (audio)
: free from illusion

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These new novels flush McCarthy out of his rhetorical cover, and his decidedly austere and unillusioned answer to both of these questions is no. James Wood, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2022 Sahota is a bold storyteller who seems to have learned as many tricks from TV as from Tolstoy, and has a jeweller’s unillusioned eye for the goods. James Wood, The New Yorker, 2 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unillusioned was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Unillusioned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unillusioned. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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