disillusionment disillusionment  /ˌdɪs ɪ ˈlu ʒən mənt/


  • (n) freeing from false belief or illusions



  1. This is a time of disillusionment and soul searching.
  2. The twin disappointments of Vietnam and Watergate led to widespread disillusionment with traditional institutions, and the cynicism tainted religious authority as well.
  3. But when he got back to his home town in Musan near the Chinese border, disillusionment was almost immediate.


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  1. Furthermore, "You have real disillusionment with both political parties," Choate said. "Bloomberg might just do it."
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Pat Choate Source: Forbes

  2. With opinion polls showing growing doubt over the US role in Iraq, Mr Bush said: "We cannot allow our dissatisfaction to turn into disillusionment about our purpose in this war."
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

  3. "The price of disillusionment and the sense of human failure that comes from unemployment is the worst price that any economy could pay," Mr Howard told a right-wing think-tank in Melbourne. "Unemployment means families with a sense of...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Macarthur Advertiser

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