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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.

Wikipedia

  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 who feels 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, along with regret, one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.

ChatGPT

  1. disappointment

    Disappointment is a feeling of dissatisfaction, sadness, or displeasure that arises when one's expectations, hopes, or desires are not fulfilled or met as desired. It can refer to either personal circumstances, such as failures or setbacks, or external situations that do not meet the anticipated outcomes or results.

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

Wikidata

  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. Barack Obama:

    I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter, it was unprofessional. I expect better.

  2. The UNHCR:

    This action by Thailand is clearly a serious disappointment.

  3. Clement Chung:

    It connects all the people in Hong Kong in terms of anti-government sentiment. The disappointment and the anger, they want something to change.

  4. Artist Dave Poulin:

    From the day of its installation, I have shared my disappointment in the final outcome and have always believed it to be by far my most unsettling sculpture, not befitting of Lucy's beauty or my ability as a sculptor.

  5. Willy Moosayar:

    You know, we were excited to have Kamala — a woman of color, the daughter of an immigrant — in our government as a vice first female vice president because we thought we can connect with her, she will feel for us, but it's been a total disappointment, which is why we were there.

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