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disappointed

[dis-uh-poin-tid] /ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪn tɪd/
adjective
1.
depressed or discouraged by the failure of one's hopes or expectations:
a disappointed suitor.
2.
Obsolete. inadequately appointed; ill-equipped.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; disappoint + -ed2
Related forms
disappointedly, adverb
undisappointed, adjective

disappoint

[dis-uh-point] /ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of:
His gross ingratitude disappointed us.
2.
to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate:
to be disappointed in love.
verb (used without object)
3.
to bring or cause disappointment.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French desappointer. See dis-1, appoint
Related forms
disappointer, noun
Synonyms
1. sadden, disillusion, dishearten, disenchant.
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Examples from the web for disappointed
  • The trip may get cold at times, but you won't be disappointed.
  • The battle must continue, even if 25 years of research have disappointed.
  • Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.
  • They were frustrated and sharply disappointed.
  • There's no doubt that a lot of people were frustrated and disappointed by the postponements.
  • I'm still disappointed the grocery store was out of rutabagas today.
  • She was disappointed, and angry with herself for being so.
  • We weren't disappointed.
  • When we asked how gasoline mileage met their expectations, 27.3 percent reported they were disappointed.
  • Their operations have been disrupted, their hopes may have been disappointed.
British Dictionary definitions for disappointed

disappointed

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd/
adjective
1.
saddened by the failure of an expectation, etc
Derived Forms
disappointedly, adverb

disappoint

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fail to meet the expectations, hopes, desires, or standards of; let down
2.
to prevent the fulfilment of (a plan, intention, etc); frustrate; thwart
Word Origin
C15 (originally meaning: to remove from office): from Old French desapointier; see dis-1, appoint
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Word Origin and History for disappointed
adj.

1550s, past participle adjective from disappoint. Related: Disappointedly.

disappoint

v.

early 15c., "dispossess of appointed office," from Middle French desappointer (14c.) "undo the appointment, remove from office," from des- (see dis-) + appointer "appoint" (see appoint).

Modern sense of "to frustrate expectations" (late 15c.) is from secondary meaning of "fail to keep an appointment." Related: Disappointed; disappointing.

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