disillusionment

noun
ADJECTIVE
general, popular (esp. AmE), public, widespread
growing
political
VERB + DISILLUSIONMENT
cause
PREPOSITION
disillusionment among

There is widespread disillusionment among young people.

disillusionment with

There is growing public disillusionment with the present system of government.


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  • Disillusionment — Dis il*lu sion*ment, n. The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disillusionment — [dis΄i lo͞o′zhənmənt] n. 1. an act of disillusioning 2. the fact or state of being disillusioned * * * See disillusion. * * * …   Universalium

  • disillusionment — index disparagement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disillusionment — 1856, from DISILLUSION (Cf. disillusion) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disillusionment — [dis΄i lo͞o′zhənmənt] n. 1. an act of disillusioning 2. the fact or state of being disillusioned …   English World dictionary

  • disillusionment — [[t]dɪ̱sɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)nmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N with n Disillusionment is the disappointment that you feel when you discover that something is not as good as you had expected or thought. There is evidence of a general sense of disillusionment with… …   English dictionary

  • disillusionment — noun a) A feeling that arises from the discovery that something is not what it was anticipated to be, commonly held to be stronger than disappointment especially when a belief central to one’s identity is shown to be false. But till I am thirty,… …   Wiktionary

  • disillusionment — disillusion ► NOUN ▪ disappointment from discovering that something is not as good as one believed it to be. ► VERB ▪ cause to experience disillusion. DERIVATIVES disillusioned adjective disillusionment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disillusionment — noun see disillusion II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disillusionment — Synonyms and related words: bafflement, balk, ban, betrayed hope, blackball, blackballing, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, buffet, comedown, complaint, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, defeat, dim view, disagreement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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