Definition of disillusionment in English:

disillusionment

noun

  • [mass noun] A feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be:

    ‘the high abstention rate at the election reflected the voters' growing disillusionment with politics’
    • ‘We hammered at the doors and used any tools that life offered us to carve words of hatred, ignorance and disillusionment in the stone walls.’
    • ‘I am not at all disillusioned, but I talked about disillusionment in one of my classes this week.’
    • ‘For boredom and disillusionment come easier to those who have everything and more.’
    • ‘How did such a sense of ownership and hope turn to radical disillusionment in three years?’
    • ‘In Frazer's case we can, I think, see how this process of disillusionment has come about.’
    • ‘There is disillusionment on the part of the community and frustration on the part of the parents.’
    • ‘I believe that disillusionment is because people don't feel that sense of ownership with the Parliament.’
    • ‘The German invasion was soon followed by growing disillusionment, frustration, and discontent.’
    • ‘And there, deep in the soul of this charming man, was a solid core of disillusionment.’
    • ‘I worried that discovering Diana might be a journey of disillusionment, a glimpse of a fading star.’
    • ‘The level of public disillusionment must not be underestimated.’
    • ‘This disillusionment is the product of disruptive economic change in many areas of rural Australia.’
    • ‘And how many staff will leave their jobs through sheer disillusionment before someone takes some action?’
    • ‘But he cannot explain why he did not step down before May 1 despite his disillusionment with the group.’
    • ‘They spoke of the widespread disillusionment with the current government.’
    • ‘Human nature dictates that if people are kept waiting too long, disillusionment takes over.’
    • ‘Disappointment and disillusionment are as much enemies as the opposing candidates.’
    • ‘There is, as you might imagine, widespread disillusionment with the government.’
    • ‘The university has given me one thing I will forever hold dear though: disillusionment.’
    • ‘Perhaps they will turn away in disillusionment, as if such discord mocks all meaning.’

Pronunciation:

disillusionment

/dɪsɪˈluːʒ(ə)nm(ə)nt/