disenchantment

disenchantment
a) the act of disenchanting or the state of being disenchanted

Disenchantment with the religion led to a sharp fall in church attendance.

b) freeing from false belief or illusions

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  • Disenchantment — Dis en*chant ment, n. [Pref. dis + enchantment: cf. F. d[ e]senchantement.] The act of disenchanting, or state of being disenchanted. Shelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disenchantment — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • disenchantment — [[t]dɪ̱sɪntʃɑ͟ːntmənt, tʃæ̱nt [/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N with n Disenchantment is the feeling of being disappointed with something, and no longer believing that it is good or worthwhile. There s growing disenchantment with the Government. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • disenchantment — noun the disenchantment of a first love gone sour Syn: disillusionment, disappointment, dissatisfaction, discontent, discontentedness, rude awakening; cynicism …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • disenchantment — disenchant ► VERB ▪ make disillusioned. DERIVATIVES disenchanting adjective disenchantment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Disenchantment Bay — Karte der Yakutat Bay mit der Disenchantment Bay im Nordosten Die Disenchantment Bay ist eine Bucht am Fuße der Eliaskette im Südosten von Alaska am Übergang zum Panhandle. Sie grenzt bei Point Latouche an die Yakutat Bay, eine Bucht des Golfs… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Disenchantment Bay — Map of Disenchantment Bay Disenchantment Bay extends southwest for 16 km (10 mi) from the mouth of Russell Fiord to Point Latouche, at the head of Yakutat Bay in Alaska. Named Puerto del Desengano , Spanish for bay of disenchantment ,… …   Wikipedia

  • disenchantment — noun see disenchant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disenchantment — See disenchanter. * * * …   Universalium

  • disenchantment — Term associated with Weber, for the eradication of values, emotions, traditions, in favour of strict means–end rational calculation. According to Weber this process involves social beings using knowledge for the purpose of controlling the world,… …   Philosophy dictionary

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