Definition Of disillusion


cause (someone) to realize that a belief or an ideal is false.

if they think we have a magic formula to solve the problem, don't disillusion them

disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.

enthusiasm for the government evaporated into a more cynical disillusion

Example Of disillusion

  • After two decades the decline is stark: opinion polls show profound disillusion with the nation's privatized services and a willingness to spend more tax money to reclaim the system.

  • And as a result, in place of the kindled hopes and artificially aroused excitement comes disillusion and apathy.

  • And now we both feel liberated to love the music again that once only seemed to represent personal disillusion and disappointment.

  • ‘The biggest problem in politics at the moment is disillusion , cynicism, apathy,’ he recognises.

  • Barely conceivable though this is, the deepening political disillusion may come to be a force to be reckoned with.

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