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dis·il·lu·sion

disillusion

 
pronunciation:
dIs ih lu zhn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disillusions, disillusioning, disillusioned
definition: to free or deprive of false beliefs or hopes; destroy the illusions of (someone).
The revolution had promised freedom, but its supporters were soon disillusioned by the rebels' establishment of an oppressive regime.I'm sorry to disillusion you, but you'd better make sure that the money you give to that charity will actually be used to help the children.
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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