When you’re disenchanted, you’re disappointed or let down by something or someone you once admired. Large classes and standardized testing often leads to disenchanted teachers.
An unsatisfying final episode of a popular TV show’s last season will result in disenchanted viewers, and the impression that all the candidates are basically the same means a lot of disenchanted voters. When you’re enchanted by something, you’re delighted by it. This comes from the Old French root enchanter, “to bewitch, charm, or cast a spell.” Adding the prefix dis- gives disenchanted the opposite meaning.
freed from enchantment
freed of a mistaken or misguided notion
freed from illusion
having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
influenced as by charms or incantations
beguiled, captivated, charmed, delighted, enthralled, entranced
filled with wonder and delight
under a spell
fascinated, hypnotised, hypnotized, mesmerised, mesmerized, spell-bound, spellbound, transfixed
having your attention fixated as though by a spell
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- disabused, undeceived