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dis·ap·point

 (dĭs′ə-point′)
v. dis·ap·point·ed, dis·ap·point·ing, dis·ap·points
v.tr.
1. To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
2. To frustrate or thwart: "I will not disappoint the confidence you have put in me" (Wayne A. Budd).
v.intr.
To cause disappointment.

[Middle English disappointen, from Old French desapointier, to remove from office : des-, dis- + apointer, apointier, to appoint; see appoint.]

disappoint

(ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt)
vb (tr)
1. to fail to meet the expectations, hopes, desires, or standards of; let down
2. to prevent the fulfilment of (a plan, intention, etc); frustrate; thwart
[C15 (originally meaning: to remove from office): from Old French desapointier; see dis-1, appoint]

dis•ap•point

(ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt)

v.t.
1. to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of.
2. to defeat the fulfillment of: to disappoint hopes.
v.i.
3. to cause disappointment.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French desappointer. See dis-1, appoint]
dis`ap•point′er, n.

disappoint


Past participle: disappointed
Gerund: disappointing

Imperative
disappoint
disappoint
Present
I disappoint
you disappoint
he/she/it disappoints
we disappoint
you disappoint
they disappoint
Preterite
I disappointed
you disappointed
he/she/it disappointed
we disappointed
you disappointed
they disappointed
Present Continuous
I am disappointing
you are disappointing
he/she/it is disappointing
we are disappointing
you are disappointing
they are disappointing
Present Perfect
I have disappointed
you have disappointed
he/she/it has disappointed
we have disappointed
you have disappointed
they have disappointed
Past Continuous
I was disappointing
you were disappointing
he/she/it was disappointing
we were disappointing
you were disappointing
they were disappointing
Past Perfect
I had disappointed
you had disappointed
he/she/it had disappointed
we had disappointed
you had disappointed
they had disappointed
Future
I will disappoint
you will disappoint
he/she/it will disappoint
we will disappoint
you will disappoint
they will disappoint
Future Perfect
I will have disappointed
you will have disappointed
he/she/it will have disappointed
we will have disappointed
you will have disappointed
they will have disappointed
Future Continuous
I will be disappointing
you will be disappointing
he/she/it will be disappointing
we will be disappointing
you will be disappointing
they will be disappointing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disappointing
you have been disappointing
he/she/it has been disappointing
we have been disappointing
you have been disappointing
they have been disappointing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disappointing
you will have been disappointing
he/she/it will have been disappointing
we will have been disappointing
you will have been disappointing
they will have been disappointing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disappointing
you had been disappointing
he/she/it had been disappointing
we had been disappointing
you had been disappointing
they had been disappointing
Conditional
I would disappoint
you would disappoint
he/she/it would disappoint
we would disappoint
you would disappoint
they would disappoint
Past Conditional
I would have disappointed
you would have disappointed
he/she/it would have disappointed
we would have disappointed
you would have disappointed
they would have disappointed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disappoint - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
betray, fail - disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
come short, fall short - fail to meet (expectations or standards)
disenchant, disillusion - free from enchantment
frustrate, queer, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

disappoint

verb
1. let down, dismay, fail, dash, disillusion, sadden, vex, chagrin, dishearten, disenchant, dissatisfy, disgruntle He said that he was surprised and disappointed by the decision
2. frustrate, foil, thwart, defeat, baffle, balk His hopes have been disappointed many times before.

disappoint

verb
To cause unhappiness by failing to satisfy the hopes, desires, or expectations of:
Translations
يُخَيِّبُ أَمَلَهيُخيِّب الأمَل
zklamat
skuffe
tuottaa pettymys
לאכזב
razočarati
csalódást okozkiábrándít
valda vonbrigîum
失望させる
실망시키다
apviliantisapviltasnuvilti
pievilt cerības
razočarati
göra besviken
ทำให้ผิดหวัง
düş kırıklığına uğratmakhayal kırıklığına uğratmak
làm thất vọng

disappoint

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt]
A. VT [+ person] → defraudar, decepcionar, desilusionar; [+ hopes, ambitions] → defraudar
her daughter disappointed hersu hija la defraudó or decepcionó
the course disappointed herel curso la defraudó or decepcionó or desilusionó
she has been disappointed in loveel amor la ha defraudado or decepcionado
B. VIdecepcionar

disappoint

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt] vt [+ person] → décevoir

disappoint

disappoint

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt] vtdeludere

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.

disappoint

يُخَيِّبُ أَمَلَه zklamat skuffe enttäuschen απογοητεύω decepcionar tuottaa pettymys décevoir razočarati deludere 失望させる 실망시키다 teleurstellen skuffe rozczarować dececionar, decepcionar разочаровывать göra besviken ทำให้ผิดหวัง hayal kırıklığına uğratmak làm thất vọng 失望

disappoint

vt. contrariar, desengañar.
References in classic literature ?
But the most deplorable effect of all is that diminution of attachment and reverence which steals into the hearts of the people, towards a political system which betrays so many marks of infirmity, and disappoints so many of their flattering hopes.
private secretary to a minister, plunged at once into European cabals and Parisian intrigues; having kings, and, better still, queens, to protect, parties to unite, elections to direct; making more use of your cabinet with your pen and your telegraph than Napoleon did of his battle-fields with his sword and his victories; possessing five and twenty thousand francs a year, besides your place; a horse, for which Chateau-Renaud offered you four hundred louis, and which you would not part with; a tailor who never disappoints you; with the opera, the jockey-club, and other diversions, can you not amuse yourself?
They had inscribed on my reason the conviction that unlawful pleasure, trenching on another's rights, is delusive and envenomed pleasure--its hollowness disappoints at the time, its poison cruelly tortures afterwards, its effects deprave for ever.