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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disillusionedadjective

    freed from illusion


  1. disillusionedadjective

    Disappointed; experiencing disillusionment; having lost one's illusions.

  2. Etymology: The adjective is an extension of the past participle.


  1. Disillusioned

    Disillusioned is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle. It is the second song released from the band's fourth studio album, Eat the Elephant. The song was released on YouTube, on January 1, 2018 and then released digitally on the following day. A limited edition physical vinyl was released on March 9, 2018, along with a music video.


  1. disillusioned

    Disillusioned describes a condition or state wherein one's ideals or beliefs are proven to be false or mistaken, resulting in disappointment, disenchantment, or the loss of innocence or faith. This typically occurs when reality does not meet one's expectations or preconceived notions.

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  1. disillusioned

    disappointing because a theory or idea that was supposed to be a breakthrough turned out to be a fake.

    Come out of your disillusioned self and look at the other possibilities that surround you.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 21, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disillusioned in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disillusioned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of disillusioned in a Sentence

  1. John Berger:

    One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.

  2. Antonio Noto:

    It's very interesting because Renzi is following center-right policies but he is not getting center-right votes, disillusioned center-right voters are switching to 5-Star, not to the PD.

  3. Jason Smith:

    Working-class people have become disillusioned with Labour, in Bradford West, they're looking towards George Galloway. In Bradford South, they're looking towards UKIP.

  4. John Green:

    While Trump might pick up blue collar Democrats, and older folks who are disillusioned with the political process, the flip side is he could lose more upper-status voters in Ohio, republican Party leaders in Ohio are wringing their hands. There is a perception that Trump helps among blue collar voters - but could alienate white collar voters.

  5. Charlie Chaplin:

    I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

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