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disillusion

dis·il·lu·sion

disillusion

pronunciation:
dIs ih lu zhn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disillusioned, disillusioning, disillusions
definition: to take away false beliefs or hopes; remove the illusions of.
Many people were disillusioned by the assassination of President Kennedy.
antonyms:
deceive
similar words:
dismay
derivation: disillusionment (n.)
Word Parts
The word disillusion contains the following part:
lud, lus Latin root that means to play