Simple Definition of disappoint
: to make (someone) unhappy by not being as good as expected or by not doing something that was hoped for or expected
Examples of disappoint in a sentence
The team disappointed its fans.
The show may disappoint some viewers.
The novel disappoints by being predictable and overly long.
Origin and Etymology of disappoint
Middle English disapointen to dispossess, from Middle French desapointer, from des- dis- + appointer to arrange — more at appoint
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with disappoint
at gunpoint, at knifepoint, basis point, boiling point, breaking point, brownie point, cardinal point, counterpoint, Curie point, extra point, floating-point, focal point, freezing point, growing point, ideal point, knuckle joint, melting point, miter joint, needlepoint, out of joint, pedal point, petit point, point-to-point, pressure point, rabbet joint, selling point, silverpoint, sticking point, strain a point, stretch a point, talking point, to the point, trigger point, triple point, turning point, vantage point, vowel point
DISAPPOINT Defined for Kids
Definition of disappoint for Students
: to fail to satisfy the hope or expectation of <The team disappointed its fans.>
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