Meaning of disenchanted


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.

Definitions of disenchanted
  1. adjective

    freed from enchantment


    disabused, undeceived

    freed of a mistaken or misguided notion

    freed from illusion

    having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
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    influenced as by charms or incantations
    beguiled, captivated, charmed, delighted, enthralled, entranced

    filled with wonder and delight
    bewitched, ensorcelled

    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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