Definition of disappoint
- the team disappointed its fans
- He disappointed his parents with his decision.
- where the show disappoints most is in the work of the younger generation
- —John Ashbery
The team disappointed its fans.
The show may disappoint some viewers.
The novel disappoints by being predictable and overly long.
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: to make (someone) unhappy by not being as good as expected or by not doing something that was hoped for or expected
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