What does disappointment mean?

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

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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

How to pronounce disappointment?

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How to say disappointment in sign language?

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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. Gabor Lantos:

    It was overcast, there was rain and wind. You could see nothing. It was a disappointment for everybody, some tourists were so irritated, they argued with tour operators, demanding their money back.

  2. Hawaiian Airlines:

    Safety is our top priority, and we apologize for the inconvenience to all our guests who were aboard Flight 33 from Los Angeles International Airport( LAX) to Maui's Kahului Airport today, we understand our guests' disappointment and deeply regret their travel plans were disrupted.

  3. Jose Erwin Balita:

    There was disappointment in the street, from there, it was all downhill.

  4. Norihiro Fujito:

    Disappointment is still evident after the market priced in high hopes for government stimulus and monetary easing, investors are still adjusting the bullish bets they made after the election.

  5. Mikael Rautanen:

    The full-year guidance is a slight disappointment. The market remains difficult, which seems to add pressure to step up their cost-savings programme.

Images & Illustrations of disappointment

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