Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Disappointed; experiencing disillusionment; having lost one's illusions.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disillusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. freed from illusion

Etymologies

The adjective is an extension of the past participle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mary was what you call a disillusioned and disaffected Democrat.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2008

  • He was particularly interested in disillusioned outsiders in conflict with society and the law (albeit motivated more by emotion than logic), and their ensuing violence and pain, both of which were conveyed in a deeply sensuous way through the powerful performances Penn consistently drew from his actors.

    Arthur Penn obituary

  • When I’ve spoken to dozens of audiences during the two months since the Democratic National Convention, where I was an elected Obama delegate, there’s been an overwhelmingly positive response when I make a simple statement about Obama and the prospects of an Obama presidency: the best way to avoid becoming disillusioned is to not have illusions in the first place.

    29 « October « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • "It is obvious to us that this breakaway is not in the interest of the poor or the working people ... it is in the interest of the so-called disillusioned and disgruntled ANC members," said Mantashe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The blogger known as disillusioned and bored expresses my sentiments succinctly enough.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Simultaneously elated and disillusioned, that is, we may be in a position to pursue our daily activities of teaching and writing as fundamentally "open" in their implications.

    Bringing About the Past

  • It's hard to give much credence to Zuckerman's claims that these groups are "disillusioned" and have "lost confidence," since there's no evidence they had illusions or confidence about Obama in the first place.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Mort Zuckerman Is Not Incompetent

  • Operatic soprano, movie star, and USO entertainer Grace Moore, for example, charged that unfaithful wives and sweethearts had driven "disillusioned" servicemen into the waiting arms of German women. 107 In the pages of Stars and Stripes, soldiers attacked civilians and servicewomen who criticized the fraternizers.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • The NYT calls the sources "disillusioned" but not why they were disillusioned.

    McCain Camp Denounces NYT's "Hit And Run Smear Campaign"

  • Now, suddenly, as she again runs for office, she tells us how "disillusioned" she is with Nagin, and how she gives Nagin's Police Chief an "F" on his performance.

    Archive 2007-10-01

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.