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disillusionverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdɪs.ɪˈluː.ʒən/
to ​disappoint someone by ​telling them the ​unpleasanttruth 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.
(Definition of disillusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disillusionverb [T]

 us   /ˌdɪs·əˈlu·ʒən/
to ​disappoint someone by making the ​personrealize the ​unpleasanttruth 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/
(Definition of disillusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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