disillusion disillusion  /ˌdɪs ɪ ˈlu ʒən/


  1. (n) freeing from false belief or illusions
  2. (v) free from enchantment

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  1. Postwar disillusion activated democracy's two deadly foes: fascism and communism.
  2. It's a mistake because this leads to disillusion and abstention.
  3. But such is the disillusion with the national team that the suggestion has sparked intense interest.


  • A Dark Take on Mickey Mouse: Llyn Foulkes at the New Museum

    A rebel artist from California who is in his late 70s is getting his first New York museum show. Llyn Foulkes' retrospective at the New Museum presents several of his paintings of the American West, as well as disturbing self-portraits that include pop icons like Mickey Mouse. Lee Rosenbaum blogs as Culture Girl for Artsjounal.com and she said Foulkes' work is an evidence of his disillusion with ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WNYC New York Public Radio

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