disappointment

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

Definition of disappointment

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of disappointing :  the state or emotion of being disappointed

  2. 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

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

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

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

Definition of disappointment for Students

  1. 1 :  unhappiness from the failure of something hoped for or expected to happen <To her disappointment, the cookies were gone.>

  2. 2 :  someone or something that fails to satisfy hopes or expectations <The movie was a disappointment.>



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