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verb dis·ap·point \ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯint\

Definition of disappoint

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fail to meet the expectation or hope of :  frustrate <the team disappointed its fans>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to cause disappointment <where the show disappoints most is in the work of the younger generation — John Ashbery>

Examples of disappoint in a sentence

  1. The team disappointed its fans.

  2. The show may disappoint some viewers.

  3. The novel disappoints by being predictable and overly long.

Origin and Etymology of disappoint

Middle English disapointen to dispossess, from Middle French desapointer, from des- dis- + appointer to arrange — more at appoint


First Known Use: 15th century


DISAPPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

disappoint

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verb dis·ap·point \ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯint\

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

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verb dis·ap·point \ˌdi-sə-ˈpȯint\

Definition of disappoint for Students

disappointed

disappointing

  1. :  to fail to satisfy the hope or expectation of <The team disappointed its fans.>



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