disenchantment disenchantment  /dɪs ɪn ˈtʃænt mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) freeing from false belief or illusions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In disenchantment novels, these rambling estates are the toys of a gracious childhood soon to be whisked away by that legendary anti-Santa, the '29 crash.
  2. The men have told him strikingly similar stories of disenchantment.
  3. Israeli disenchantment is only half the problem.

News

  • How Conservatives Are Reacting to President Obama’s Race Remarks

    In a surprise appearance at the White House press briefing this afternoon, President Obama spoke in depth on the death of Trayvon Martin and, more generally, the complex nature of race in America and the disenchantment and alienation felt by many African-Americans.
    on July 20, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. Speaking in French, Ignatieff said the "prime minister gambled on the cynical attitudes; he gambled on the disenchantment with respect to politics. . . . Ladies and gentlemen, he lost his bet."
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Michael Ignatieff Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "We are convinced that Paraguay has a right to better horizons. We have felt it in the pain, in the tears of so many mothers, the disenchantment of so many young people and the suffering of so many children," Lugo said.
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Fernando Lugo Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "There are a whole lot of people in the White House who want to prove you can't survive and succeed being out of the system," Palin said. "The system is broken. The system creates disenchantment with the people looking at the political system...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: Politico

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