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synonyms for disillusioning

  • disappoint
  • embitter
  • disabuse
  • bring down to earth
  • burst the bubble
  • disenthrall
  • open one's eyes

antonyms for disillusioning

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  • make happy
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How to use disillusioning in a sentence

The shame of Custozza and Lissa lay heavy on the nation, and the disillusioning had shaken faith in men and institutions.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
To have house and Bible shrink so, under the disillusioning corrected angle, is loss-for a moment.
THE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 4, 1886-1900MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Ye gods, what a winter it has been—disillusioning, dull, hideously and achingly disappointing!
MY WAR EXPERIENCES IN TWO CONTINENTSSARAH MACNAUGHTAN
Arnoul, a prelate who had gone through the disillusioning experience of the Second Crusade, began the present church.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
That he should joke about his broken promise before Florrie amazed Gabriella even after her disillusioning experience with him.
LIFE AND GABRIELLAELLEN GLASGOW
Read your poets and study your romances, but delve into no disillusioning guide-books.
THE LURE OF THE MASKHAROLD MACGRATH
I am so glad he is thin instead of fat; thinness is not nearly so disillusioning.
THE WHOLE FAMILYWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS, MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN, MARY HEATON
The dawn was growing from its first moment of mysterious beauty into a grey disillusioning light.
THE HISTORY OF DAVID GRIEVEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Judith reached the Top in the grey, disillusioning light of early dawn.
JUDITH OF THE CUMBERLANDSALICE MACGOWAN
It must be confessed, however, that Catie found both of these deeds a little disillusioning.
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