What does disappointment mean?

Definitions for disappointment
ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt məntdis·ap·point·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disappointment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disappointment, letdown(noun)

    a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized

    "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"

  2. disappointment, dashing hopes(noun)

    an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

Wiktionary

  1. disappointment(Noun)

    The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.

    Choking back his disappointment after his own team's splendid wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa, he said: "I've got to be humble and say we were beaten by a very good side." uE000177698uE001 Today, News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1992

  2. disappointment(Noun)

    A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disappointment(noun)

    the act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration

  2. Disappointment(noun)

    that which disappoints

Freebase

  1. Disappointment

    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 feeling 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 one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. disappointment

    1. The cradle of the ideal. 2. The skeleton of Purpose and the skull and crossbones of Desire. 3. A feeling in regard to the past that comes to every one on the Thirty-first of each December. 4. The final issue of any act begun yesterday, today or tomorrow. 5. The original road to Damascus and Horeb. 6. An alluvium deposited by the waves of Time in the human soul, and which becomes the basis of psychological Mont Blancs.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disappointment' in Nouns Frequency: #2071

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disappointment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disappointment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of disappointment in a Sentence

  1. Colin Cieszynski:

    I think what we're seeing here is probably a bit of short-covering and bargain-hunting, just trading against the news, even though the results were disappointing, the stocks had been pretty solidly hammered already. I suspect there was already substantial disappointment already priced in.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    I don't know what you're passing through now or what is passing through you presently, it could be a setback, an ordeal, a disappointment or stuffs like that. Notwithstanding, never give up. Rather, hang on and hang in there i.e. be/remain persistent and hopeful no matter what happens. For, things will sooner or later turn out for the better, even beyond your expectation and imagination. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

  4. Michael Antonelli:

    The market is expressing its disappointment, but this is a short-term tantrum.

  5. Peyton Manning:

    My mindset right now is just disappointment after today's game, i kind of need to process this game and we'll meet tomorrow, kind of need to process this game, so I'm disappointed right now.

Images & Illustrations of disappointment

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