dis illusion

disillusion

[dis-i-loo-zhuhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.
noun
2.
a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.

Origin:
1590–1600; dis-1 + illusion

disillusionment, noun
disillusive [dis-i-loo-siv] , adjective
undisillusioned, adjective


1. disabuse, disenthrall, undeceive, disappoint.
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disillusion (ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒən)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to destroy the ideals, illusions, or false ideas of
 
n
2.  the act of disillusioning or the state of being disillusioned

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disillusion
"to free or be freed from illusion," 1851, from dis- + illusion (q.v.). Related: Disillusioned; disillusionment.
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