What does disillusionment mean?

Definitions for disillusionment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disillusionment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment(noun)

    freeing from false belief or illusions


  1. disillusionment(Noun)

    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. disillusionment(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disillusionment(noun)

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Santayana:

    Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

  2. Juan Carlos Romero:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    False hopes and unrealistic expectations lead inevitably to disillusionment. Being happy with the small things that life offers us, allows us to enjoy the moment as it emerges. (Is that all there is?)

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Translations for disillusionment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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