Definitions for disappointment
ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt məntdis·ap·point·ment
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disappointment.
a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
"his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"
disappointment, dashing hopesnoun
an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
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
A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
the act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration
that which disappoints
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. 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.
When you run into a wall with a bona but break your nose first
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'disappointment' in Nouns Frequency: #2071
The numerical value of disappointment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of disappointment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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
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.
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.
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.
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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Translations for disappointment
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- خيبة أملArabic
- неприя́тност, разочарова́ниеBulgarian
- briseadh-dùil, mealladh-dùilScottish Gaelic
- 失望, 실망Korean
- നിരാശ, ഇച്ഛാഭംഗംMalayalam
- teleurstelling, tegenslag, tegenvallerDutch
- vonbrot, skuffelse, vonbrottNorwegian Nynorsk
- zawód, rozczarowaniePolish
- dezamăgire, decepțieRomanian
- неприя́тность, разочарова́ниеRussian
- разочарење, razočarenjeSerbo-Croatian
- thất vọng, sự, 失望Vietnamese
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