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disillusionment definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: freeing from false belief or illusions [syn: disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment]

Merriam Webster's

noun see disillusion II

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disillusionment Dis`il*lu"sion*ment, n. The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Disillusionment is the disappointment that you feel when you discover that something is not as good as you had expected or thought. ...his growing disillusionment with his work. = disenchantment N-UNCOUNT: oft N with n

Moby Thesaurus

bafflement, balk, ban, betrayed hope, blackball, blackballing, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, buffet, comedown, complaint, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, defeat, dim view, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, discomfiture, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disillusion, displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, distaste, exclusion, failure, fallen countenance, fiasco, fizzle, foiling, forlorn hope, frustration, hope deferred, indignation, letdown, low estimation, low opinion, mirage, objection, opposition, opposure, ostracism, protest, rejection, setback, sore disappointment, tantalization, tease, thumbs-down, unhappiness




 


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