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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 ?
It is a world of disappointments, as John discovered when he reached the Dovecote.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
After all, why should she add to her other real disappointments by taking this absurd creature seriously?
Her heart was melted now, and she determined to win aunt Miranda's approval by some desperate means, and to try and forget the one thing that rankled worst, the scornful mention of her father, of whom she thought with the greatest admiration, and whom she had not yet heard criticised; for such sorrows and disappointments as Aurelia Randall had suffered had never been communicated to her children.
Faithful to her promise, she either came to see me, or met me somewhere near, once every week, and never empty-handed; but many and bitter were the disappointments I had, in being refused permission to pay a visit to her at her house.
All the truth of my position came flashing on me; and its disappointments, dangers, disgraces, consequences of all kinds, rushed in in such a multitude that I was borne down by them and had to struggle for every breath I drew.
Lady Brandon, who believed that he understood all the subjects he talked about because she did not understand them herself, was one of his disappointments.
Thus, hope and expectation would be kept alive; none would complain of broken promises, but impute their disappointments wholly to fortune, whose shoulders are broader and stronger than those of a ministry.
The patriarch having met with many obstacles and disappointments in his return to Abyssinia, grew impatient of being so long absent from his church.
The history of almost all the great councils and consultations held among mankind for reconciling their discordant opinions, assuaging their mutual jealousies, and adjusting their respective interests, is a history of factions, contentions, and disappointments, and may be classed among the most dark and degraded pictures which display the infirmities and depravities of the human character.
How unfortunate that you were masked, Albert," said Franz; "here was an opportunity of making up for past disappointments.
All these cares and worries and disappointments tortured my poor father until he became moody and distrustful.