Definition of disappoint
: to fail to meet the expectation or hope of : frustrate the team disappointed its fans He disappointed his parents with his decision.
: to fail to meet a hope or expectation : to cause disappointment where the show disappoints most is in the work of the younger generation — John Ashbery
Examples of disappoint in a Sentence
The team disappointed its fans.
The show may disappoint some viewers.
The novel disappoints by being predictable and overly long.
Recent Examples of disappoint from the Web
Investors were disappointed by a report showing a slowdown in hiring last month.
Israelis are disappointed, but largely unsurprised.
Bland’s family were disappointed after police accountability measures were removed.
Some seniors were disappointed the ceremony could not be held outdoors.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe: Japan is disappointed by the Trump administration’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade deal.
But those seeking trendy Williamsburg-type bars and shops may be disappointed, for now.
Surles said the one thing that disappoints him is the public's current attitude toward public servants.
Szalonek was disappointed Tinsley ended up losing her classic showdown match with Tallamraju and didn't have the opportunity to return to the individual state singles tournament.
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DISAPPOINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disappoint for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) unhappy by not being as good as expected or by not doing something that was hoped for or expected
DISAPPOINT Defined for Kids
Definition of disappoint for Students
: to fail to satisfy the hope or expectation of The team disappointed its fans.
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