Other Words for Disillusion

Disillusion Adjective Synonyms
disabuse, disappoint, disenchant, disenchant, break the spell, enlighten, set straight, disentrance, disenthral, undeceive
When I saw her without make-up, I was thoroughly disillusioned.

Weltschmerz

Entertainment / Literature / Weltschmerz: According to Shipley's Dictionary of World Literature (623), Jean Paul (1763-1825) coined this German phrase to refer to the sentimental pessimism one feels--the sorrow, disillusionment, and disconten MORE

Nebula Award

Entertainment / Literature / Nebula Award: An annual award given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Association (SFFWA) for the best science fiction or fantasy work published during the previous two years. The categories inc MORE

Trench Poetry

Entertainment / Literature / Trench Poetry: Poetry and songs written by both common soldiers and professional poets focusing on the disillusionment, suffering, and ethical dismay these individuals felt at their involvement in World War I. The p MORE

Lost Generation

Entertainment / Literature / Lost Generation: A group of twentieth-century authors who grew disillusioned after World War I and lived in Europe as expatriates. Ernest Hemingway is one of the more famous members of the Lost Generation. MORE

Coming-Of-Age Story

Entertainment / Literature / Coming-Of-Age Story: A novel in which an adolescent protagonist comes to adulthood by a process of experience and disillusionment. This character loses his or her innocence, discovers that previous preconceptions are fals MORE

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