disappointment

[dis-uh-point-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act or fact of disappointing: All of his efforts only led to the disappointment of his supporters.
2.
the state or feeling of being disappointed: Her disappointment was very great when she didn't get the job.
3.
a person or thing that disappoints: The play was a disappointment.

Origin:
1605–15; disappoint + -ment

predisappointment, noun


1. failure, defeat, frustration.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

Disappointment

[dis-uh-point-muhnt]
noun
a cape in SW Washington state, projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the N of the mouth of the Columbia River.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To disappointment
Collins
World English Dictionary
disappointment (ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of disappointing or the state of being disappointed
2.  a person, thing, or state of affairs that disappoints

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

disappointment
1610s, "fact of disappointing," from disappoint + -ment. Meaning "state or feeling of being disappointed" is from 1756.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences for disappointment
He had to decide to stop his school education, much to his disappointment.
Curtis has spoken in the past of his disappointment at never being awarded an oscar.
Her parents expressed disappointment and concern at the decision to release her.
A romantic disappointment is said to have caused her decision to go to a long sea voyage.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature