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Adjective: disillusioning  ,dis-u'loo-zhu-ning
  1. Freeing from illusion or false belief
    "The characteristic of disillusioning realism was no longer attributed to the bureaucrat";
    - disenchanting
Verb: disillusion  ,dis-u'loo-zhun
  1. Cause someone to understand that something they previously believed is false or overly optimistic
    - disenchant

See also: convincing

Type of: disappoint, let down

Encyclopedia: Disillusion