- disillusion ► NOUN ▪ disappointment from discovering that something is not as good as one believed it to be.► VERB ▪ cause to experience disillusion.DERIVATIVES disillusioned adjective disillusionment noun.
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disillusioned — index cynical, disappointed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
disillusioned — *sophisticated, worldly wise, worldly, blasé Analogous words: undeceived (see corresponding affirmative verb at DECEIVE): disenchanted (see corresponding affirmative verb at ATTRACT) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
disillusioned — [adj] disappointed blasé, broken, brought down to earth*, debunked, disabused, disenchanted, disenthralled, disentranced, embittered, enlightened, freed, indifferent, knowing, let down, mondaine, out of love*, punctured, sadder and wiser*,… … New thesaurus
disillusioned — dis|il|lu|sioned [ ,dısı luʒnd ] adjective disappointed because you have discovered that someone or something is not as good as you had believed: Disillusioned communists helped bring down the regime. disillusioned with: Voters are very… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
disillusioned — [[t]dɪ̱sɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ with n If you are disillusioned with something, you are disappointed, because it is not as good as you had expected or thought. I ve become very disillusioned with politics... He had become… … English dictionary
disillusioned — UK [ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒ(ə)nd] / US [ˌdɪsɪˈluʒ(ə)nd] adjective disappointed because you have discovered that someone or something is not as good as you had believed Disillusioned teachers are leaving the profession in large numbers. disillusioned with:… … English dictionary
disillusioned — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ become, get, grow ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very … Collocations dictionary
disillusioned — dis|il|lu|sioned [ˌdısıˈlu:ʒənd] adj disappointed because you have lost your belief that someone is good, or that an idea is right = ↑disenchanted disillusioned by/with ▪ As she grew older, Laura became increasingly disillusioned with politics … Dictionary of contemporary English
disillusioned — adjective disappointed because you have lost your belief that someone is good, or that an idea is right (+ by/with): As she grew older, Laura grew increasingly disillusioned with politics … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
disillusioned — adjective Date: 1871 disappointed, dissatisfied … New Collegiate Dictionary