Definitions

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  • adjective Under an illusion; deceived.

Etymologies

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illusion +‎ -ed

Examples

  • Cohen's long history as a media critic - he was a founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Media (FAIR) and is a prolific writer on media issues - means that he never became disillusioned with the TV business because, as he puts it, he never was "illusioned" in the first place.

    Jeff Cohen's Journey Through the Cable News Looking Glass

  • We are the most deeply illusioned society on the planet …

    The Disparity Between our Perceptions and our Actions : Law is Cool

  • Would you rather have dis-illusioned readers or frustrated Marketing BS merchants?

    à titre d’information…

  • This is a state of dynamic and often uncomfortable trial and transition, as during this stage, the boomer is literally “dis-illusioned,” not only about the people and messages that had previously determined their reality — but about the way they had always pictured themselves to be: the good daughter, the faithful wife, the community leader, and so on.

    Meaning and Marketing, Part IV (The Boomer Blog)

  • This is a state of dynamic and often uncomfortable trial and transition, as during this stage, the boomer is literally “dis-illusioned,” not only about the people and messages that had previously determined their reality — but about the way they had always pictured themselves to be: the good daughter, the faithful wife, the community leader, and so on.

    Meaning and Marketing, Part IV (The Boomer Blog)

  • Disillusionment implies at some point you were illusioned.

    Tina Dupuy: The Enthusiasm Gap or He's Just a President

  • A few days after writing that Ireland had so completely ‘dis-illusioned’ him that he could not even bear ‘to hear of his early happy days in Galway’, he had bequeathed to Dublin an incomparable treasure.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Not clear who the 'we' are but it seems many of O supporters are/were illusioned.

    "I haven't liked a candidate enough to be actually disillusioned by one in . . . "

  • I ask because I'm starting to get a better a less illusioned, I think perspective on, oh, myself; and it may be that I'm one one of those people whose allergy to the obvious and fondness for the oblique runs smack-bang-ouch into the brute fact that I possess a mind and imagination that are both, as it happens, rather obvious.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • I ask because I'm starting to get a better a less illusioned, I think perspective on, oh, myself; and it may be that I'm one one of those people whose allergy to the obvious and fondness for the oblique runs smack-bang-ouch into the brute fact that I possess a mind and imagination that are both, as it happens, rather obvious.

    A question about obviousness

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