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disappointment

noun dis·ap·point·ment \ˌdis-ə-ˈpint-mənt\

: the state or feeling of being disappointed

: someone or something that disappoints people : a disappointing person or thing

Full Definition of DISAPPOINTMENT

1
:  the act or an instance of disappointing :  the state or emotion of being disappointed
2
:  one that disappoints <he's a disappointment to his parents>
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Examples of DISAPPOINTMENT

  1. She couldn't hide her disappointment.
  2. He's a disappointment to his parents.

First Known Use of DISAPPOINTMENT

1604
DISAPPOINTMENT Defined for Kids

disappointment

noun dis·ap·point·ment \ˌdi-sə-ˈpint-mənt\

Definition of DISAPPOINTMENT for Kids

1
:  unhappiness from the failure of something hoped for or expected to happen <To her disappointment, the cookies were gone.>
2
:  someone or something that fails to satisfy hopes or expectations <The movie was a disappointment.>

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