What does disappointment mean?

Definitions for disappointment
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. Rick Meckler:

    There's some disappointment about the retail number, and the mixed picture in banks, we're in that point where we rallied off the low and the next step is less certain. The corporate earnings will probably help decide it, but we're only at the beginning of the reporting period.

  2. Gregory Whiteley:

    I don’t believe this report changes the calculus of Powell or the core FOMC, the Fed is looking for maximum employment. They’ve said it will take quite a while to get there. Today reinforces that idea - although a lack of strong GDP growth does not appear to be behind today’s disappointment.

  3. Ro Khanna:

    There is no one except Kyrsten Sinema who thinks substantively we shouldn't reverse the Trump tax cuts and who doesn't think politically it wouldn't be a much better thing for us to do than what we are doing, and that to me is the biggest disappointment of this whole thing.

  4. 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.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Always be expectant of the best, which could be success, prosperity etc. Moreover, be ready to face or bear the worst which could be failure, disappointment etc i.e. you've got to be aware that you can be surprised either positively or negatively anytime. Because, life itself is full of surprises. And so, it can surprise you even when you least expect it. All I'm saying conclusively is this, be 24/7 ready to embrace, confront or challenge anything and at anytime. For, surely every human including you can be taken unawares by anything or anybody.

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