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disillusion

dis·il·lu·sion

disillusion

 
pronunciation:
dIs ih lu zhn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disillusioned, disillusioning, disillusions
definition: to free or deprive of false beliefs or hopes; destroy the illusions of (someone).
antonyms:
deceive
similar words:
dismay
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition or fact of being without illusions.
Disillusion set in as soon as we knew the facts.
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derivation: disillusionment (n.)
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