dis·​ap·​point·​ed | \ -ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce disappointed (audio) \

Definition of disappointed

1 : defeated in expectation or hope apologized to their disappointed fans
2 obsolete : not adequately equipped

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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.
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So now marathon officials have been forced to revise the July 29 run in a way that’s certain to leave some runners feeling disappointed. Matier & Ross, SFChronicle.com, "This month’s SF Marathon runs into obstacle at Golden Gate Bridge," 1 July 2018 Despite the good intentions, the goal was thwarted, parents were disappointed and no student was well served. WSJ, "How Identity Politics Admissions Hurts Most College Students," 14 Feb. 2019 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% Major foodies, however, might be a little disappointed with what’s on offer. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google's Touring Bird Will Help You Plan Your Trip Itinerary," 7 Sep. 2018 Despite the deal being on the verge of completion - with Fekir reportedly having already picked out his squad number - Reds fans were left disappointed when the deal collapsed at the last minute over concerns regarding the player's fitness. SI.com, "Journalist Claims There's a Surprise Reason Behind the Collapse of Nabil Fekir's Liverpool Move," 17 June 2018 Four years ago the Panamanian people were really disappointed. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "The party is just beginning for World Cup debutante Panama," 10 June 2018 Another disappointed fan suggested keeping the Comeback Stage, but in a different way: to save one of the contestants who actually made it into the top 24. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Faces Backlash After the Comeback Stage Winner Advanced to the Top 13," 14 Nov. 2018 Annie, Tess, and Deja are disappointed, and Beth can’t handle it at all. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Episode Recaps," 31 Oct. 2018 The female employee described going to human resources to file a complaint, but was disappointed because HR didn’t take action, the people said. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Treatment of Sexual Harassment," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of disappointed

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for disappointed

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The first known use of disappointed was circa 1552

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English Language Learners Definition of disappointed

: feeling sad, unhappy, or displeased because something was not as good as expected or because something you hoped for or expected did not happen
: unhappy because someone has behaved badly

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