disillusioned disillusioned  /ˌdɪs ɪ ˈlu ʒənd/


  • (adj) freed from illusion


  1. Hailing from Oxford, this art-rock quintet spins futuristic songs about the disillusioned and the disoriented, about aliens and creepsbut often with a glimmer of hope.
  2. At a time when electoral turnout and party membership have fallen to all-time lows in Britain, the Jury Team is a bid to engage a disillusioned electorate.
  3. His agents are middle-aged, disappointed, disillusioned men in stained overcoats.


  1. Meet Morris the cat, mayoral hopeful

    Black-and-white kitten running for mayor of Xalapa in eastern Mexico; disillusioned owner "tired of voting for rats"
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Briton's Bitter Farewell to China

    One of the better-known foreign entrepreneurs in China is leaving China disillusioned with the country.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. NSA leaker mysterious despite hours of interviews

    Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school dropout, wannabe Green Beret, disillusioned cog in a secret bureaucracy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes


  1. Declaring the time for change has come, Obama told his supporters: "They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned, to come together over a common purpose."
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Muslims

  2. "I think you have to work hard at not becoming disillusioned about what you do for a living," Craig said. "If you have any success in what you do for a living, you have to maintain an energy and love of it. If you can, that's a great thing."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Daniel Craig Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We think that they have been disillusioned," said Dean, a former Vermont governor and presidential candidate in 2004. "Many of them voted for George Bush. We think they want something new and we're going to provide it for them."
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Howard Dean Source: International Herald Tribune

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