to someone's disappointment

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to someone's disappointment

:causing someone to feel sad, unhappy, or displeased because something was not as good as expected or because something hoped for or expected did not happen
  • To our disappointment, the game was rained out.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : one that disappoints


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