- v. present participle of disenchant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. freeing from illusion, credulity, overoptimism, or false belief.
- adj. freeing from illusion or false belief
“I can't say that I knocked on every door," he says, "but the few that I did, didn't respond the way I wanted them to, so I think it was kind of disenchanting enough for me to go back to being subterranean.”
“The chief instance of the outer use of water that comes to mind is Eustace-the-dragon's "disenchanting" bath; for the inner use, the adventurers' reaching of the place where "the waves grow sweet" in the utter East and where they drink this "liquid light".”
“Not many of the delegates retained their enthusiasm for Mao's China through the deeply disenchanting years of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.”
“In all, although I was offered a DSLR at cost (so no real sacrifice on behalf of Pentax) I found the whole affair very disenchanting.”
“On the other, I find it somewhat disenchanting that something so frightening and sacrosanct can be achieved and nullified by such relatively simple means.”
“After dinner was over, my mother went to take a hot bath, the dishwasher stopped running, and the silence became disenchanting.”
“I hope his life isn't ruined by Salinger, who has more than a little practice at disenchanting adolescents.”
“The movement of the ribbons that constitutes it, brings to the different floors, just skimming them and disenchanting the possibility to recognize the geometry and the static.”
“It contains nothing fantastical, except for the mere overlarge size of the house in which the toadlike grotesques slump and commit arson or murder, and the world is more dreary, disenchanting, and mundane than our world, not less.”
“I agree though that “disenchanting” magic items for components to make other magic items is way too derivative of WOW.”
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