dis·​ap·​point·​ed | \-ˈpȯin-təd \

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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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 Christopher is disappointed, and puts his head in his hands, but then he's consoled by none other than Winnie herself. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "Is Winnie the Pooh Actually a Girl?!," 14 June 2018 The move has disappointed scores of West Ham supporters, who held the defender in high regard and would have loved to have seen the 21-year-old break into the first team at the London Stadium. SI.com, "'Gutted' West Ham Fans React as Young Starlet Announces Departure From London Stadium," 11 July 2018 Should Georgia’s playoff hopes die early in the season, Kentucky fans could hope a disappointed Bulldogs squad with little to play for shows up at Kroger Field in November. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Here's how Kentucky can win the toughest game on its schedule: Georgia," 10 July 2018 Instead, families were left disappointed after a vendor was unable to deliver on their commitment, causing the show to be cancelled, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson said. Michael Williams, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka mayor apologizes after July Fourth fireworks flop," 6 July 2018 The rotisserie roasted duck was one dish that truly disappointed, a thick pad of unrendered fat still ringing its breast, whose meat was also threaded with a sinew. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma said the Trump administration was disappointed by a New Mexico court ruling that questioned the workings of the risk program for insurers. NBC News, "Trump administration takes another swipe at Obamacare," 9 July 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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