disillusioned

[[t]dɪ̱sɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)nd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ with n
If you are disillusioned with something, you are disappointed, because it is not as good as you had expected or thought.

I've become very disillusioned with politics...

He had become disillusioned because he could not find a job.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • disillusioned — index cynical, disappointed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disillusioned — *sophisticated, worldly wise, worldly, blasé Analogous words: undeceived (see corresponding affirmative verb at DECEIVE): disenchanted (see corresponding affirmative verb at ATTRACT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disillusioned — [adj] disappointed blasé, broken, brought down to earth*, debunked, disabused, disenchanted, disenthralled, disentranced, embittered, enlightened, freed, indifferent, knowing, let down, mondaine, out of love*, punctured, sadder and wiser*,… …   New thesaurus

  • disillusioned — dis|il|lu|sioned [ ,dısı luʒnd ] adjective disappointed because you have discovered that someone or something is not as good as you had believed: Disillusioned communists helped bring down the regime. disillusioned with: Voters are very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disillusioned — UK [ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒ(ə)nd] / US [ˌdɪsɪˈluʒ(ə)nd] adjective disappointed because you have discovered that someone or something is not as good as you had believed Disillusioned teachers are leaving the profession in large numbers. disillusioned with:… …   English dictionary

  • disillusioned — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ become, get, grow ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • disillusioned — dis|il|lu|sioned [ˌdısıˈlu:ʒənd] adj disappointed because you have lost your belief that someone is good, or that an idea is right = ↑disenchanted disillusioned by/with ▪ As she grew older, Laura became increasingly disillusioned with politics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disillusioned — adjective disappointed because you have lost your belief that someone is good, or that an idea is right (+ by/with): As she grew older, Laura grew increasingly disillusioned with politics …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disillusioned — disillusion ► NOUN ▪ disappointment from discovering that something is not as good as one believed it to be. ► VERB ▪ cause to experience disillusion. DERIVATIVES disillusioned adjective disillusionment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disillusioned — adjective Date: 1871 disappointed, dissatisfied …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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