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- v. Present participle of disillusion.
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- adj. freeing from illusion or false belief.
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- adj. freeing from illusion or false belief
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It is kind of disillusioning to realize that even painterly paintings and other works that are considered entirely novel creations often involved analogous 'tracing' techniques rather than realistic forms just springing onto the canvas from a painter's mind's eye.
"disillusioning" to see Republicans who once supported the DREAM Act turn against it in the current climate.
It is important for the nation to know that this past year was a very disillusioning one; the wheels came off of Children First Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education initiative.
In Cairo, the disillusioning experience of the Menzies delegation was grinding to a halt.
The Baghdad Pact, announced in January 1955, had come “as a severe disillusioning surprise” and he perceived it as a strategy “designed to isolate Egypt.”
I realize that this line of thought is, perhaps, too confusing and too disillusioning.
Or was the key disillusioning event the collapse of Communism itself?
It's quite disillusioning when something really bad happens, like divorce or betrayal, but the real failure would be to let this kill our optimism and belief in life.
With this disillusioning assignment behind him, Harry can't shake the feeling he was missing something down in Florida.
That flight was entertaining and disillusioning all at once.