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
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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