dis·​ap·​point·​ed | \ ˌdis-ə-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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Other Words from disappointed

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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Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America, to offer a flattering portrait of the Obama administration will be deeply disappointed. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "Jim Sciutto’s Quiet Indictment of the Obama Administration," 6 June 2019 Sound Issues Fans were left disappointed after the stadium at Croke Park in Dublin experienced sound issues during the concert. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "6 Need-to-Know Moments From the Spice Girls’s First Reunion Show," 26 May 2019 The finale left the show with more questions than answers, and legions of disappointed fans expecting better of a series that spent so much time dwelling on detail and nuance its first six seasons. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Finale Is Filled with Plot Holes and Twitter Is Calling Them All Out," 20 May 2019 Prince Harry did plenty of not great stuff in his wild youth that could make a parent feel disappointed, but apparently his dad, Prince Charles, was bummed about him way before that. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Princess Diana Once Said Prince Charles Was Very Disappointed When Prince Harry Was Born," 27 Apr. 2019 Instead, the two players — and a disappointed audience — were sent home after the third set on Friday with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) following a tense tiebreaker that had more entertaining rallies than some entire matches. Mattias Karen, chicagotribune.com, "Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to finish their Wimbledon semifinal Saturday," 13 July 2018 The ruling bitterly disappointed conservatives who thought Kennedy would be part of a Supreme Court majority to outlaw affirmative action in education. Eric Tucker, Houston Chronicle, "Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions," 3 July 2018 An example came early this year, when her future sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, disappointed activists by refusing to wear black to a film and television awards ceremony as a sign of solidarity with the #MeToo movement. Ellen Barry, Anchorage Daily News, "‘I’m American. I hug.’ Meghan Markle’s impact on the British monarchy," 19 May 2018 Um, unfortunately, you might be left a little disappointed. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Reason Meghan Markle Is Unlikely to Have a Baby Shower," 28 Jan. 2019

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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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