Definition of disenchant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisənˈCHant/


[with object]
Free (someone) from illusion; disappoint: 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.
disillusioned, disappointed, disabused, let down, fed up, dissatisfied, discontented;
cynical, soured, jaundiced, sick, indifferent, blasé



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.


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

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Syllabification: dis·en·chant

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