Disillusionment meaning

disilushənmənt
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.
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The act of freeing from an illusion; the state of being freed therefrom.
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An act of disillusioning.
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Disillusionment is defined as a feeling of being stripped of your illusions or fantasies, or feeling that something is disappointing because it did not live up to your expectations.

When you go to Disney World and realize it really isn't all that great after all, this is an example of a time when you might experience disillusionment.

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The fact or state of being disillusioned.
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Origin of disillusionment

  • dis- +‎ illusion +‎ -ment

    From Wiktionary