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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Recent Examples on the Web Texas, which grew enough over the last decade to add two new congressional seats, is likely disappointed not to add a third. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Alabama grew much faster than predicted, topped five million people at new Census count," 27 Apr. 2021 Anyone expecting to stumble across a revelation or full disclosure about what the Cowboys will do were sorely disappointed. David Moore, Dallas News, "A Guiding principle for Jerry Jones, Cowboys going into first round of NFL draft with the 10th pick: ‘Don’t be stupid.’," 27 Apr. 2021 Bee said Drucker’s child self was really disappointed. Bethy Squires, Vulture, "Amber Ruffin’s Innovations in Song Parody Won Late Night This Week," 23 Apr. 2021 Amicus Therapeutics shares dropped 33% on Feb. 12 after trial results for its treatment of a rare disorder called Pompe disease disappointed investors. Karen Langley, WSJ, "Biotech Stocks Fall Out of Favor After Disappointing Trial Results, Big Rally," 21 Apr. 2021 There is, however, some good news for disappointed music fans. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, "Lights, Camera, Action—Is There A Post-Covid Future For Livestreaming Entrepreneurs?," 21 Apr. 2021 As for disappointed Carrie fans, there's always a chance for the ACM to redeem itself next year. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Carrie Underwood Fans Slam ACM Awards for Snub and “Incredulous Disrespect”," 19 Apr. 2021 Largely disappointed at home, some of the larger growers in Canada have pointed to foreign markets, particularly for medical marijuana, as their next great hope. New York Times, "After ‘Green Rush,’ Canada’s Legal Pot Suppliers Are Stumbling," 18 Apr. 2021 Portland State didn’t fare well in its first football game in 511 days, but coach Bruce Barnum didn’t seem too disappointed after the 48-7 road loss to Montana on Saturday in Missoula. oregonlive, "Portland State falls 48-7 at Montana in lone football game of spring," 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of disappointed

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for disappointed

see disappoint

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The first known use of disappointed was circa 1552

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30 Apr 2021

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“Disappointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointed. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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