Disappoint

  • 1 Disappoint — Dis ap*point , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappointing}.] [OF. desapointier, F. d[ e]sappointer; pref. des (L. dis ) + apointier, F. appointier, to appoint. See {Appoint}.] 1. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disappoint — I verb break one s promise to, cause discontent, dash one s expectation, deicere, discourage, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, disillusion, disillusionize, displease, dissatisfy, fail, frustrari, hinder, let down, make dissatisfied, ruin one s …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 disappoint — early 15c., dispossess of appointed office, from M.Fr. desappointer (14c.) undo the appointment, remove from office, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + appointer appoint (see APPOINT (Cf. appoint)). Modern sense of to frustrate expectations (late… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 disappoint — [v] sadden, dismay; frustrate abort, baffle, balk, bring to naught, bungle, cast down, chagrin, circumvent, come to nothing, dash, dash hopes*, deceive, delude, disconcert, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, disillusion, dissatisfy, dumbfound,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 disappoint — ► VERB 1) fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of. 2) prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized. DERIVATIVES disappointing adjective disappointment noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «deprive of a position»; from Old French… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 disappoint — [dis΄ə point′] vt. [ME disapointen < OFr desapointer: see DIS & APPOINT] 1. to fail to satisfy the hopes or expectations of; leave unsatisfied 2. to undo or frustrate (a plan, intention, etc.); balk; thwart disappointingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 disappoint */*/ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms disappoint : present tense I/you/we/they disappoint he/she/it disappoints present participle disappointing past tense disappointed past participle disappointed to make someone feel… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 disappoint — dis|ap|point [ˌdısəˈpɔınt] v [I and T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: desapointier, from apointier to arrange ] 1.) to make someone feel unhappy because something they hoped for did not happen or was not as good as they expected ▪ I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 disappoint — dis|ap|point [ ,dısə pɔınt ] verb intransitive or transitive ** to make someone feel unhappy because something they hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as they expected: I hate to disappoint you,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 disappoint — verb (T) 1 to make someone feel sad because something they hoped for or expected did not happen: I m sorry to disappoint you, but I can t come after all. | You disappoint me, Eric. I expected better. 2 disappoint sb s hopes/expectations to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 disappoint — [15] Disappoint (a borrowing from French désappointer) originally meant ‘remove from a post or office, sack’ – that is, literally, ‘deprive of an appointment’; ‘A monarch … hath power … to appoint or to disappoint the greatest officers’, Thomas… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 disappoint — [[t]dɪ̱səpɔ͟ɪnt[/t]] disappoints, disappointing, disappointed VERB If things or people disappoint you, they are not as good as you had hoped, or do not do what you hoped they would do. [V n] She would do anything she could to please him, but she… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 disappoint — [15] Disappoint (a borrowing from French désappointer) originally meant ‘remove from a post or office, sack’ – that is, literally, ‘deprive of an appointment’; ‘A monarch … hath power … to appoint or to disappoint the greatest officers’, Thomas… …

    Word origins

  • 14 disappoint — verb Disappoint is used with these nouns as the object: ↑expectation, ↑fan …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 disappoint — [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt] verb [I/T] to make someone feel unhappy or not satisfied I hate to disappoint you, but the cake s all gone.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 disappoint — dis•ap•point [[t]ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of 2) to defeat the fulfillment of: to disappoint hopes[/ex] 3) cvb to cause disappointment • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < MF desappointer. See dis I,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 disappoint — verb Etymology: Middle English disapointen to dispossess, from Middle French desapointer, from des dis + appointer to arrange more at appoint Date: 15th century transitive verb to fail to meet the expectation or hope of ; frustrate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 disappoint — disappointer, n. /dis euh poynt /, v.t. 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. v.i. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 disappoint — verb To displease by e.g. underperforming His lack of respect disappointed her. Ant: satisfy …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 disappoint — Synonyms and related words: awaken, baffle, balk, beat, bilk, break the spell, burst the bubble, cast down, circumvent, correct, cross, dash, debunk, deceive, defeat, defeat expectation, disabuse, discontent, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten,… …

    Moby Thesaurus