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- n. 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.
- n. The act of freeing from an illusion; the state of being freed therefrom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of disillusioning; the state of being disillusioned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freeing from false belief or illusions
Stewart, at the expense of discussing issues like the war in Afghanistan, the ongoing existence of Gitmo or the expanding national security state, was focused on this question, with the president making his case for why their present disillusionment is misplaced.
Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center says disillusionment is the most powerful sentiment of the electorate as a whole.
Still, he's mired in disillusionment and mourning.
I know that disillusionment is part of the business, but I try not to stay disillusioned for long.
In addition, as members of the Sunni Awakening Movement reportedly peel off in disillusionment or disgust with the present largely Shiite government and rejoin the insurgency in significant numbers, his modest success is threatening to unravel behind him -- and so is American support for the Afghan War he now commands, according to the opinion polls.
Underplayed story is the anger and disillusionment from the Left concerning Obama's Clintonista-heavy White House and cabinet, and the decidedly centrist shift in his proposals now that he's president-elect.
Their disillusionment is most likely to come soon.
We expect this sort of disillusionment from the offspring of the wealthy, such as Fiona and Colin.
The lieutenant's journey from idealism to disillusionment is standard enough, but I did not expect the redemption he finds in the story's brilliant conclusion.
But disillusionment is a recent innovation, first making its appearance in the violent, messy wake of the French Revolution of the late 18th century.