Definition of Disillusionment

1. Noun. Freeing from false belief or illusions.

Exact synonyms: Disenchantment, Disillusion
Generic synonyms: Edification, Sophistication
Derivative terms: Disenchant, Disillusion, Disillusion



Definition of Disillusionment

1. n. The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.

Definition of Disillusionment

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The act of freeing from an illusion; the state of being freed therefrom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disillusionment

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disillusionment

disilenes
disilicide
disilicides
disilicon
disillusion
disillusioned
disillusioning
disillusionise
disillusionised
disillusionises
disillusionising
disillusionize
disillusionized
disillusionizes
disillusionizing
disillusionment (current term)
disillusionments
disillusions
disiloxane
disiloxanes
disilver
disilyl
disilylated
disilyls
disilyne
disilynes
disimbitter
disimbittered
disimbittering
disimbitters

Literary usage of Disillusionment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Mind for the New Age by Henry Churchill King (1920)
"II The Perils of disillusionment To this direct inheritance of evil from the war must be added, in the second place, the perils of disillusionment, ..."

2. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"IT will doubtless appear to most readers of this book that realism is a philosophy of disillusionment. And in a Enlightenment Sense *&* is the ^SB. ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1899)
"THE disillusionment OF ITALY. ON the 23rd of March of the present year ti-ic Italians celebrated ti-ic Jubilee, if such it can be called, of the battle of ..."

4. The Church in America: A Study of the Present Condition and Future Prospects by William Adams Brown (1922)
"Negative Results—disillusionment Resulting from the Discovery of the Limitations of Pure Science—Different Effects of This upon Different Groups Paralleling ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"... Guizot and Villemain, and the cries of anger and disillusionment of the younger men. " The generation, which succeeded to literary life after 1830, ..."

6. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"But if the joy of deliverance exceeds all joys, the pain of disillusionment is the most bitter of all miseries. And disillusionment was to be the fate of ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Columbia UQ 18:2!l4-6 Je '16 disillusionment* of college life. C. II Grabo. i;niv Chic M '.1:2-17-52 Ар '17 Les étudiants étrangers dans nos universités. ..."

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