- an act of disillusioning
- the fact or state of being disillusioned
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.
(countable and uncountable, plural disillusionments)
dis- + illusion + -ment
- In fact, it can be a job full of lengthy shifts, drudgery, and disillusionment as crew members learn just what goes on behind the scenes of exotic cruise vacations.
- The album defines Manchester as a Northern working class city, the band's haunting melodies focusing on themes of boredom and of disillusionment with the mundane 9-5 ethic.
- The disillusionment as regards material means for improving the life of mankind had given rise in many minds to a quest for religion, and this mystic current had attracted men like Struve, Bulgakov, Berdiayev and others.
- The disillusionment that followed was profound.
- Of a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion.