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ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt məntdis·ap·point·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disappointment, letdownnoun

    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 hopesnoun

    an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

Wiktionary

  1. disappointmentnoun

    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. disappointmentnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disappointmentnoun

    Defeat of hopes; miscarriage of expectations.

    Etymology: from disappoint.

    It is impossible for us to know what are calamities, and what are blessings: how many accidents have passed for misfortunes, which have turned to the welfare and prosperity of the persons in whose lot they have fallen? How many disappointments have, in their consequences, saved a man from ruin? Spectator.

    If we hope for things, of which we have not thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment will be greater than our pleasure in the fruition of them. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disappointmentnoun

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

  2. Disappointmentnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Disappointment

    When you run into a wall with a bona but break your nose first


    Submitted by fez on March 21, 2022  

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  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. Jayadeva de Silva:

    Self-motivation without gratitude is impossible. Our energy is "sapped" when our entire focus is on what's wrong instead of what is right with our lives. One of our greatest challenges is to live and love in spite of pain and disappointment...to find gratitude in the midst of it all. -Jayadeva De Silva

  2. Michael Gallagher:

    There is a sense of deep disappointment among the families that we have again been let down by the criminal justice system, this was the last chance for the families to see justice, we have again been denied the truth.

  3. Glynda Carr:

    If it's not a Black woman, there will be a period of disappointment. And then the question will then become how are people organizing and how are black women showing up in his administration.

  4. Southeast Asia.It:

    The opening up again of exports was a big relief, it allowed us to plan ahead more, so there has been a lot of disappointment and ultimately, financial loss (with export caps), it essentially makes cattle ranching unprofitable.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    This is a great disappointment, there is no question that students are persevering. But there is also no question that there is no substitute for in-person learning.

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. abide
    • B. famish
    • C. abash
    • D. affront

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