disappointment

noun dis·ap·point·ment \ ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯint-mənt \

Definition of disappointment

1 :the act or an instance of disappointing :the state or emotion of being disappointed
2 :one that disappoints
  • he's a disappointment to his parents

Examples of disappointment in a Sentence

  1. She couldn't hide her disappointment.

  2. He's a disappointment to his parents.

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First Known Use of disappointment

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DISAPPOINTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

disappointment

noun

Definition of disappointment for English Language Learners

  • : the state or feeling of being disappointed

  • : someone or something that disappoints people : a disappointing person or thing


DISAPPOINTMENT Defined for Kids

disappointment

noun dis·ap·point·ment \ ˌdi-sə-ˈpȯint-mənt \

Definition of disappointment for Students

1 :unhappiness from the failure of something hoped for or expected to happen To her disappointment, the cookies were gone.
2 :someone or something that fails to satisfy hopes or expectations
  • The movie was a disappointment.


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