disappointed

adjective
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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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 Assembled in a volume called venture of the infinite man, the new work met a disappointing and disappointed reception. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, "The partisan world of Pablo Neruda," 2 July 2018 Manning would have been gratified to finally hear it—and then disappointed anew. Sari Botton, Longreads, "Balancing the Books," 15 June 2018 But don't be too disappointed, because while the Naked series is great for versatile, universally flattering colors, the Born to Run Palette just takes that to the next level. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Urban Decay's Born to Run Palette Is as Perfect for Summer as It Gets," 6 June 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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disappointed

adjective

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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