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verb as in disenchant

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The title of The Year of Magical Thinking comes from Didion’s experiences reckoning with the finality of death, and the disillusion that exists in its aftermath.

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The Warren Report was and remains a symptom of disillusion with whatever the government says.

The downstairs portion of the Democratic base is increasingly beset by debt and disillusion.

The sloping baseline indicates melancholy, disillusion, and loss of innocence.

Disappointment if not disillusion is inevitable, particularly in light of the current economic meltdown.

To lie thus in deadly weakness and drink in the traits of the beloved, is to re-awake to love from whatever shock of disillusion.

One can easily imagine the surprise and disillusion of the four pupils of Zimmermann—MM.

She did not disillusion him; to do so she would have had to tell him that she had lied.

In the millennium an educational genius will write a book to be given to every young man on the date of his disillusion.

For some time the prisoners remained pale, motionless, and speechless, weighed down by this horrible disillusion.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disillusion, such as: disappoint, embitter, disabuse, bring down to earth, burst the bubble, and disenthrall.

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