disappointment


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dis·ap·point·ment

 (dĭs′ə-point′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of disappointing.
b. The condition or feeling of being disappointed.
2. One that disappoints.

disappointment

(ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt)
n
1. the act of disappointing or the state of being disappointed
2. a person, thing, or state of affairs that disappoints

dis•ap•point•ment

(ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt mənt)

n.
1. the act or fact of disappointing.
2. the state or feeling of being disappointed.
3. a person or thing that disappoints.
[1605–15]

Disappointment

 

See Also: DESPAIR, FACIAL EXPRESSION

  1. Disappointed as a dieter who can’t lose more than an ounce —Anon
  2. Disappointed as a ghost without a house to haunt —Anon
  3. Disappointed … as if he’d seen his favorite teacher drunk —Mary Gordon
  4. Disappointing as discovering the charming man you met at a party is gay —Anon
  5. Disappointing, like signing up for a French gourmet cooking course and learning how to make French toast —Nina Totenberg, Public Radio
  6. Disappointment … had fallen upon him like a blow struck by some unseen hand —Sherwood Anderson
  7. Disappointment worked through me like a poison —Robertson Davies
  8. Disillusioned … as a betrayed lover —Calder Willingham
  9. Had a look of profound disappointment … like a child who sees a treat wafted away from him —Mary McCarthy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disappointment - a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realizeddisappointment - a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"
dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
frustration, defeat - the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
2.disappointment - an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
failure - an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"

disappointment

noun
1. regret, distress, discontent, dissatisfaction, disillusionment, displeasure, chagrin, disenchantment, dejection, despondency, discouragement, mortification, unfulfilment They expressed their disappointment at what had happened.
2. letdown, blow, disaster, failure, setback, fiasco, misfortune, calamity, whammy (informal, chiefly U.S.), choker (informal), washout (informal), anticlimax The defeat was a bitter disappointment.
3. frustration, failure, dashing, foiling, thwarting, ill-success There was resentment among the people at the disappointment of their hopes.

disappointment

noun
Unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations:
Translations
خَيْبَةُ أَمَلخَيْبَة أمَل
zklamání
skuffelse
pettymys
razočarenje
kiábrándulás
vonbrigîi
失望
실망
razočaranje
besvikelse
ความผิดหวัง
düş kırıklığıdüş/hayal kırıklığı
sự thất vọng

disappointment

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] N
1. (= feeling) → decepción f, desilusión f
to our disappointmentpara nuestra decepción, para nuestra gran desilusión
reserve your place now to avoid disappointmenthaga ahora su reserva para no llevarse una desilusión
2. (= cause of regret) he is a big disappointment to usnos ha decepcionado muchísimo
the holiday was such a disappointment!¡las vacaciones fueron una decepción tan grande!, ¡las vacaciones fueron tan decepcionantes!
disappointments in lovedesengaños mpl amorosos

disappointment

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] n
(= feeling) → déception f
It was a disappointment, but not a disaster → C'était une déception, mais pas un désastre.
He remained focused even after the disappointment of losing the opening set
BUT Il est resté concentré même après son décevant échec au premier set.
Book early to avoid disappointment
BUT Réservez à l'avance pour ne pas être déçu.
to my disappointment → à ma grande déception
(disappointing thing, person)déception f
to be a disappointment to sb → décevoir qn

disappointment

nEnttäuschung f; (of ambition)Nichterfüllung f

disappointment

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] n (cause of dejection) → delusione f; (dejection) → disappunto

disappoint

(disəˈpoint) verb
to fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of. London disappointed her after all she had heard about it.
ˌdisapˈpointed adjective
I was disappointed to hear that the party had been cancelled; a group of disappointed children.
disapˈpointing adjective
disappointing results.
ˌdisapˈpointment noun
Her disappointment was obvious from her face; His failure was a great disappointment to his wife.

disappointment

خَيْبَةُ أَمَل zklamání skuffelse Enttäuschung απογοήτευση decepción pettymys déception razočarenje delusione 失望 실망 teleurstelling skuffelse rozczarowanie deceção, decepção разочарование besvikelse ความผิดหวัง düş kırıklığı sự thất vọng 扫兴

disappointment

n. contrariedad; desengaño, desilusión.
References in classic literature ?
I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy.
The disappointment that had come to him when a daughter and not a son had been born to Katherine had fallen upon him like a blow struck by some unseen hand and the blow had somewhat softened his egotism.
With a look of disgust and chagrined disappointment on his face, Professor Beecher turned to the other scientists and said:
At the slightest disappointment or displeasure, her velvety brown eyes filled with tears, and she would lift her chin and walk silently away.
demanded Duncan, losing the first feeling of disappointment in a more manly desire for exertion; "what will become of us?
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
But, much to the disappointment of the crowd, this latter business was broken off by the interposition of the town beadle, who had no idea of permitting the majesty of the law to be violated by such an abuse of one of its consecrated places.
The fellow was still alive, which was a disappointment, in one way; and yet it was pleasant to see him, all in penitential plasters.
Shelby, "if I did not think you had some cause for disappointment, I should not have borne from you the rude and unceremonious style of your entrance into my parlor this morning.
My expedition was all the talk that day and that night, and the boys were very good to me, and made much of me, and seemed to have forgotten their vexa- tion and disappointment, and come to be as anxious for me to hive those ogres and set those ripe old vir- gins loose as if it were themselves that had the con- tract.
But the "celebrate" was an astonishing disappointment to me.
For instance, there's a Brooklyn preacher by the name of Talmage, who is laying up a considerable disappointment for himself.