disillusioning disillusioning  /ˌdɪs ɪ ˈlu ʒə nɪŋ/


  • (adj) freeing from illusion or false belief


  1. This week Swedish officials are pondering their own problem in democracy: how to go ahead and introduce the five-day week without disillusioning the kids.
  2. Some do so as a rejection of America and Western values; others are seeking hope and a sense of purpose in an ever more dismal and disillusioning national scene.
  3. After two great wars, two disillusioning peaces, tough old Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts, South Africa's ex-Premier, faced his 80th year.



  1. "It was a situation where I felt helpless, a sad and disillusioning experience that transformed the vision of the sport, the sport that I've given the best years of my life to," Contador said. "Last year, I always practiced in a clean manner,...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Alberto Contador Source: SI.com

  2. "It's really been disillusioning," the 34-year-old Clark told reporters. "You go out and see the way politics really works. It is a dirty business filled with a lot of people pretending to be a lot of things they are not."
    on Feb 3, 2004 By: Wesley Clark Source: FOXNews

  3. A relieved Shetty said, "I was a little worried obviously because there is a lot of money riding on it. It (the cancellation of the IPL series) would have been really disillusioning for the cricket fans who were really waiting for this season."
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Shilpa Shetty Source: IBNLive.com

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