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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionmentnoun

    freeing from false belief or illusions


  1. disillusionmentnoun

    A feeling of disappointment, akin to depression, arising from the realization that something is not what it was expected or believed to be, possibly accompanied by philosophical angst from having one's beliefs challenged.

  2. disillusionmentnoun

    The act of freeing from an illusion; the state of being freed therefrom.


  1. disillusionment

    Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment or dissatisfaction that arises when one's previous beliefs, ideals, or values are found to be untrue, unrealistic or unfulfilled. This often occurs when perceived realities do not meet expectations, resulting in a sense of disenchantment or loss of faith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disillusionmentnoun

    the act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disillusionment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disillusionment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of disillusionment in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.

  2. Craig Tracey:

    You've got to show how you're different, i'm certainly not a career politician. I run a business and my reason for getting into politics was disillusionment with politicians as well.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are the proud emblems of a truly phenomenal life. The fearful, cautious, cynical and self-repressed do not live at all. And that is simply no way to be in this world.

  4. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Nagging questions remain Where is the line between making the most of one's potential and reaching for the unattainable Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.

  5. Juan Carlos Romero:

    We're going from illusion to disillusionment, once you've lost confidence it's very hard to re-establish it.

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  • Enttäuschung, DesillusionierungGerman
  • desilusiónSpanish
  • désillusionFrench
  • התפכחותHebrew
  • 幻滅, 失望Japanese
  • разочарова́ние, разочаро́ванность, [[круше́ние]] [[иллюзия, [[утра́та]] [[иллюзияRussian

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