Disillusion Definition

dĭsĭ-lo͝ozhən
disillusioned, disillusions
verb
disillusioned, disillusions
To free from illusion or false ideas; disenchant.
Webster's New World
To take away the ideals or idealism of and make disappointed, bitter, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • disenchant
  • show the feet of clay
  • send one's air castles tumbling
  • let the air out of
  • bring down
  • bring down to earth
  • knock the props from under
  • break the spell
  • burst the bubble
  • pull the ground from under
  • let down easy
  • open one's eyes
  • embitter
  • undeceive
  • disabuse
Antonyms:
noun
disillusions
The act of disenchanting.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
The condition or fact of being disenchanted.
American Heritage
Disillusion is defined as disappointment that you feel when you realize something you thought was true wasn't, or when you realize that something you thought was good is not as good as you believed it was.
An example of disillusion is what you feel when you find out that Santa isn't real.
YourDictionary

(countable) The act or process of disenchanting or freeing from a false belief.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Disillusion

Noun

Singular:
disillusion
Plural:
disillusions

Origin of Disillusion

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