disabused disabused  /dɪs ə ˈbjuzd/


  • (adj) freed of a mistaken or misguided notion


  1. I was swiftly disabused of that idea.
  2. Anyone who thinks that Duke is merely a Bayou State phenomenon should be disabused by the numbers.
  3. That said, ladak531 needs to be disabused of several of the horrifically callus and psychopathic notions he has espoused.


  • The Bookout matter: What next?

    Conversations this weekend haven't disabused me of the notion that 1) Sen. Paul Bookout would be well-served by resigning from the Arkansas Senate because 2) it might mitigate the searching look he might otherwise get from both state and federal law officers. Bookout's own disclosure shows that he spent money from an unopposed election campaign on tens of thousands of dollars in personal ...
    on August 18, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times


  1. "I don't want anyone in Fiji to be disabused in any way about how seriously we take this action," Peters said. "New Zealand is not going to take this action without a response. I want the interim government to be under no illusion about how...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Winston Peters Source: Forbes

  2. "No one could live long in Berlin without being completely disabused of illusions," said Ronald Reagan in his speech calling on Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Ronald Reagan Source: New York Times

  3. "Reality has disabused all but the most ideologically obsessed that our presence in Iraq would be non-contentious and that Iraq can be transformed spontaneously into an oasis of democracy and market economics which will, in turn, transform the...
    on Jul 11, 2006 By: Jack Reed Source: Voice of America

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