Definitions for disappoint
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disappoint, let downverb
fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
"Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
To displease by e.g. underperforming
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dis and appoint.
The superior Being can defeat all his designs, and disappoint all his hopes. John Tillotson, Sermon i.
Whilst the champion, with redoubled might,
Strikes home the jav’lin, his retiring foe
Shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow. Addison.
There’s nothing like surprising the rogues: how will they be disappointed, when they hear that thou hast prevented their revenge. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.
We are not only tortured by the reproaches which are offered us, but are disappointed by the silence of men when it is unexpected, and humbled even by their praises. Joseph Addison, Spectat.
The Janizaries, disappointed by the bassas of the spoil of the merchants, especially Christians and Jews, received of the bounty of Solyman a great largess. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person who feels regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself. It is a source of psychological stress. The study of disappointment—its causes, impact, and the degree to which individual decisions are motivated by a desire to avoid it—is a focus in the field of decision analysis, as disappointment is, along with regret, one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.
Disappoint is a verb that refers to the feeling of sadness or dissatisfaction that results when one's expectations, hopes, or desires are not fulfilled or achieved. It could also refer to the act of causing someone else to feel this way.
to defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil
to frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-ap-point′, v.t. to frustrate of what is appointed: to deprive one of what he expected.—p.adjs. Disappoint′ed, balked: frustrated: (Shak.) unprepared or ill-prepared; Disappoint′ing, causing disappointment.—n. Disappoint′ment, the defeat of one's hopes: frustration: the vexation accompanying failure. [O. Fr. desapointer—des = L. dis, away, and apointer, to appoint. See Appoint.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
To counterwork an enemy's operations in mining.
The numerical value of disappoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of disappoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I'd like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can't disappoint me.
Pluto did not disappoint. Charon did not disappoint, either.
Corporates are sound, flooded with cash and generally speaking profitable, Two risks in buying corporate assets are that the central banks disappoint, which we don't expect, or that growth disappoints, which we also don't expect.
Some people change. Most people don't. Accepting this makes it much harder for them to disappoint you.
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- decebreCatalan, Valencian
- tuottaa pettymysFinnish
- désappointer, décevoirFrench
- csalódást okoz, kiábrándítHungarian
- deludere, contrariare, dispiacereItalian
- zawieść, rozczarowaćPolish
- desapontar, decepcionarPortuguese
- разочаровать, подвести, разочаровывать, подводитьRussian
- razočárati, разочаратиSerbo-Croatian
- thất vọngVietnamese
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