Definition of disenchant in US English:

disenchant

verb

[with object]
  • Free (someone) from illusion; disappoint.

    ‘he may have been disenchanted by the loss of his huge following’
    • ‘However, many of them are obviously disenchanted with the process in the run-up to the summit.’
    • ‘This is partly why Europe's citizens are increasingly disenchanted and anxious.’
    • ‘The disengaged, disenchanted voter will be a creature of the past.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It faces a big battle to win back the hearts and minds of these disenchanted people.’
    • ‘Many people are disenchanted with all of the mainstream parties.’
    • ‘By the early 1950s he was plainly disenchanted with the liberal ambiance in which he had worked.’
    • ‘We have been ignored, disenfranchised and we are disenchanted!’
    • ‘A year later it appears to many disenchanted voters that the change was simply cosmetic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Foreign policy professionals are thoroughly disenchanted with the current team.’
    • ‘He was not disenchanted with art, but with some of the conditions under which it is practiced and marketed.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder… that the public is increasingly disenchanted with a force that seems remote and unresponsive?’
    • ‘It would be interesting to hear from those amongst us who are disenchanted with their current electoral options.’
    • ‘Is it because parents are disenchanted with the education provided in state-run schools, and think that they can do better?’
    • ‘Of course, dark and disenchanted teenage angst has been packaged and marketed for decades.’
    • ‘I know you want to effect change, so what's stopping you and all the others who are disenchanted out there?’
    • ‘The conference board said consumers are disenchanted with the labor market.’
    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/