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disenchant

Line breaks: dis|en¦chant
Pronunciation: /dɪsɪnˈtʃɑːnt
 
, dɪsɛn-/

Definition of disenchant in English:

verb

[with object]
Cause (someone) to be disappointed: he may have been disenchanted by the loss of his huge following
More example sentences
  • But things went as before and once again the citizens were disenchanted.
  • On the other hand, boys and girls and young men and women are clearly disenchanted with a system that frowns upon spontaneity.
  • The conference board said consumers are disenchanted with the labor market.
Synonyms
disillusioned, disappointed, let down, fed up, dissatisfied, discontented, disabused, undeceived, set straight;
cynical, soured, jaundiced, sick, out of love, indifferent

Origin

late 16th century: from French désenchanter, from dés- (expressing reversal) + enchanter (see enchant).

Derivatives

disenchanting

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • It's such a disenchanting experience watching your childhood icons sell themselves out.
  • No less disenchanting to the public palette has been the company's approach to business in general, which has long been vigorously competitive to say the least.
  • It was the whole experience that they really found disenchanting.

disenchantingly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Unlike the women of legend who would end their own life instead of living after such a loss, such as we had disenchantingly envisioned her to be, she began her struggle.
  • To address the plot of the game… well, it's shaky, barely understandable, and for all intents and purposes disenchantingly boring.
  • I have read the dispiriting and disenchantingly snobbish review of the disc and can happily report to have been confounded and mystified by that eminent magazine's slur on such profoundly beautiful music making.

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