Definition of disenchant in English:

disenchant

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Free (someone) from illusion; disappoint.

    ‘he may have been disenchanted by the loss of his huge following’
    • ‘Many people are disenchanted with all of the mainstream parties.’
    • ‘A year later it appears to many disenchanted voters that the change was simply cosmetic.’
    • ‘It faces a big battle to win back the hearts and minds of these disenchanted people.’
    • ‘We have been ignored, disenfranchised and we are disenchanted!’
    • ‘The conference board said consumers are disenchanted with the labor market.’
    • ‘It would be interesting to hear from those amongst us who are disenchanted with their current electoral options.’
    • ‘However, many of them are obviously disenchanted with the process in the run-up to the summit.’
    • ‘Is it because parents are disenchanted with the education provided in state-run schools, and think that they can do better?’
    • ‘I know you want to effect change, so what's stopping you and all the others who are disenchanted out there?’
    • ‘Is it any wonder… that the public is increasingly disenchanted with a force that seems remote and unresponsive?’
    • ‘But things went as before and once again the citizens were disenchanted.’
    • ‘Never before have I been so disenchanted with a party which I once loved.’
    • ‘This is partly why Europe's citizens are increasingly disenchanted and anxious.’
    • ‘Foreign policy professionals are thoroughly disenchanted with the current team.’
    • ‘Not only will this serve to disenchant the employee, it may also result in him or her taking the time off anyway and phoning in sick or being on unauthorised absence.’
    • ‘On the other hand, boys and girls and young men and women are clearly disenchanted with a system that frowns upon spontaneity.’
    • ‘The disengaged, disenchanted voter will be a creature of the past.’
    • ‘He was not disenchanted with art, but with some of the conditions under which it is practiced and marketed.’
    • ‘Of course, dark and disenchanted teenage angst has been packaged and marketed for decades.’
    • ‘By the early 1950s he was plainly disenchanted with the liberal ambiance in which he had worked.’
    disillusioned, disappointed, let down, fed up, dissatisfied, discontented, disabused, undeceived, set straight
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Origin

Late 16th century: from French désenchanter, from dés- (expressing reversal) + enchanter (see enchant).

Pronunciation

disenchant

/ˌdɪsənˈtʃænt//ˌdisənˈCHant/