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disappointment

[dis-uh-point-muh nt] /ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt mənt/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; disappoint + -ment
Related forms
predisappointment, noun
Synonyms
1. failure, defeat, frustration.

Disappointment

[dis-uh-point-muh nt] /ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt mənt/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape in SW Washington state, projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the N of the mouth of the Columbia River.
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  • It's rare that anyone talks about the disappointments of academia with any candor.
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  • The warm spring weather, together with these disappointments, bred in me the desire to roam.
  • He lived deep into the lives and loves and disappointments of his friends.
  • Chase is merciless with his exposure of the ordinary disappointments and tragedies.
  • No one seems to want to share their losses or their disappointments or their risk.
  • The stage was set for a series of deceptions and disappointments.
  • Her girlish infatuation has survived the disillusionments, hardships, and disappointments.
  • Nor has it been any great succession of disappointments for those of us who understood then what had happened.
  • The same diagnosis may explain similar disappointments in other highly indebted rich countries.
British Dictionary definitions for disappointments

disappointment

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/
noun
1.
the act of disappointing or the state of being disappointed
2.
a person, thing, or state of affairs that disappoints
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Word Origin and History for disappointments

disappointment

n.

1610s, "fact of disappointing;" see disappoint + -ment. Meaning "state or feeling of being disappointed" is from 1756. Meaning "a thing that disappoints" is from 1756.

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