dis·​ap·​point·​ed ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce disappointed (audio)
: defeated in expectation or hope
apologized to their disappointed fans
obsolete : not adequately equipped
disappointedly adverb

Examples of disappointed in a Sentence

We were disappointed that they couldn't go. Disappointed fans slowly left the ballpark. I was disappointed to see that my suggestions had been ignored. They were deeply disappointed by her lack of interest. Don't be too disappointed if everything doesn't go as planned. Your father and I are very disappointed in you. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Consumers who are not aware of the fees associated with this are often disappointed to find that there is another charge after payment and shipping. Dhari Alabdulhadi, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The proximity of the general election would create stronger incentives for Harris or any other disappointed loser to accept a behind-the-scenes proffer and fall in line if the convention battle doesn’t go their way. Ross Douthat, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 He has been equally disappointed that Biden has not fixed the system either. Jennifer Medina, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 The hard-hitting safety, who finished his career as the Cowboys leading tackler, is disappointed and angry. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 Feb. 2024 Messi not playing in Sunday’s 4-1 Miami win disappointed and angered fans who filled Hong Kong’s 40,000-seat stadium. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 And while Dynevor has found fulfilling projects after the Netflix series, like last year's psychological thriller film Fair Play, Dynevor said she's been a bit disappointed by the material she's been offered since. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 8 Feb. 2024 Snap’s share price dove 34% after its latest quarterly earnings report and forecast disappointed analysts. David Meyer, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 The Government, as well as all football fans, are extremely disappointed that Messi could neither play in the friendly match, nor explain to the fans in person upon request. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History


see disappoint

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disappointed was circa 1552

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“Disappointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointed. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: defeated in expectation or hope
we were disappointed that they couldn't go
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