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 That alone could be more entertaining than watching winners trundle up to the stage, as non-winners gamely applaud and try not to look disappointed. oregonlive, "2020 Emmys: Who will win, who should win, and why a virtual ceremony may be an improvement," 15 Sep. 2020 Revenue loss would harm Miami financially, and disappointed students matter to all of us. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Miami U. students are returning. Union tells profs to teach remotely due to COVID-19.," 15 Sep. 2020 Do note that if the idea of making your own yogurt is part of what's drawing you to purchase an Instant Pot, you'll be disappointed to know that this model doesn't include that setting. Good Housekeeping, "The Best Instant Pot Models of 2020, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 8 Sep. 2020 Those same people are now disappointed that their stories will instead be used to cast doubt on the breed as a whole. Eileen Kelley, sun-sentinel.com, "Thousands of pit bulls run the streets, and many end up as pets," 6 Sep. 2020 What could have been an unadulterated moment of relief also left undocumented people disappointed. Julissa Arce, refinery29.com, "No Matter What Happens To DACA, Our Joy Is Ours," 3 Sep. 2020 Donovan Mitchell laid on the floor, arms folded, wildly disappointed that Mike Conley’s game-winning shot had just rolled out. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Donovan Mitchell, Jamal Murray both struggle in Game 7, still set playoff records in an epic battle," 2 Sep. 2020 Qatar Airways is among carriers to have contacted Chateauroux in recent weeks and been left disappointed, according to Lefresne. Tara Patel, Bloomberg.com, "This Parking Lot Is Full: French Airport Turns Away Idled Planes," 29 Aug. 2020 Dixon was visibly disappointed after leading 111 of the 200 laps in pursuit of his own second Indy win. Star Tribune, "Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 at empty track," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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20 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Disappointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointed. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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