Definition of disappoint
: to fail to meet the expectation or hope of : frustrate the team disappointed its fans He disappointed his parents with his decision.
: to fail to meet a hope or expectation : to cause disappointment where the show disappoints most is in the work of the younger generation — John Ashbery
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 Medieval French desapointer, from des- dis- + appointer to arrange — more at appoint
First Known Use: 15th century
DISAPPOINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disappoint for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) unhappy by not being as good as expected or by not doing something that was hoped for or expected
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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