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Definition of "disillusion" [dis•il•lu•sion]

  • To free or deprive of illusion. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of disenchanting. (noun)
  • The condition or fact of being disenchanted. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disillusion" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Barber 's 1935 recording with the Curtis String Quartet of "Dover Beach," his own setting of Matthew Arnold' s classic poem of Victorian disillusion, is a technically polished, sensitively interpreted performance that has never been bettered."
  • "So renewal, not disillusion, is the agenda before us."
  • "L. E.L.'s poetry invokes illusions as its materials; disillusion is then its plot: 10 "day by day/Some new illusion is destroyed, and life/Gets cold and colder on towards its close" (ll."