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disillusionverb [T]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ɪˈluː.ʒən/  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   /ˌdɪs.ɪˈluː.ʒən.mənt/  us   /ˌdɪs.ɪˈluː.ʒən.mənt/ (also disillusion)
There is increasing disillusionment with the government.
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disillusionverb [T]

 us   /ˌdɪs·əˈlu·ʒən/
to disappoint someone by making the person realize the unpleasant truth about something or someone thought to be good: He’s become disillusioned with his job and the company.
disillusioned
adjective  us   /ˌdɪs·əˈlu·ʒənd/
He died a disillusioned man.
disillusionment
noun [U]  us   /ˌdɪs·əˈlu·ʒən·mənt/
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