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disillusion

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌdɪs.ɪˈluː.ʒən/
to disappoint someone by telling them the unpleasant truth about something or someone that they had a good opinion of or respected: I hate to/I'm sorry to disillusion you, but pregnancy is not always wonderful - I was sick every day for six months.
disillusionment
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/ (also disillusion)
There is increasing disillusionment with the government.
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