disappointment

  • 1 Disappointment — Dis ap*point ment, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]sappointement.] 1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration. [1913 Webster] If we hope for things of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disappointment  — disappointment [n1] saddening situation; letdown bitter pill*, blind alley*, blow, blunder, bringdown, bummer, bust*, calamity, defeat, disaster, discouragement, downer*, downfall, drag, dud, error, failure, false alarm*, faux pas*, fiasco,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 disappointment — index defeat, dissatisfaction, failure (lack of success), miscarriage, misfortune Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disappointment — 1610s, fact of disappointing; see DISAPPOINT (Cf. disappoint) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning state or feeling of being disappointed is from 1756. Meaning a thing that disappoints is from 1756 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disappointment — [dis΄ə point′mənt] n. 1. a disappointing or being disappointed 2. a person or thing that disappoints …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 disappointment — noun 1 sadness because sth has not happened, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, considerable, deep, extreme, great, immense, intense, profound, sharp ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 Disappointment — For other uses, see Disappointment (disambiguation). Disappointment expressed by a team of American football players commiserating after a defeat. Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 disappointment — n. 1) to express; feel disappointment 2) (a) bitter, deep, great, keen, profound disappointment 3) disappointment about, at, over (she felt deep disappointment at not getting the job) 4) disappointment that + clause (he expressed keen… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 disappointment — dis|ap|point|ment [ˌdısəˈpɔıntmənt] n 1.) [U] a feeling of unhappiness because something is not as good as you expected, or has not happened in the way you hoped ▪ He could see the disappointment in her eyes. to sb s (great) disappointment ▪ To… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 disappointment */*/ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] / US noun Word forms disappointment : singular disappointment plural disappointments 1) [uncountable] the feeling of being unhappy because something that you hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 disappointment — dis|ap|point|ment [ ,dısə pɔıntmənt ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the feeling of being unhappy because something you hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as you expected: disappointment at: Diplomats… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 Disappointment — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Failure of expectation. < N PARAG:Disappointment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disappointment disappointment Sgm: N 1 blighted hope blighted hope balk Sgm: N 1 blow blow Sgm: N 1 slip twixt cup and lip slip twixt cup and lip… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 disappointment — [[t]dɪ̱səpɔ͟ɪntmənt[/t]] disappointments 1) N UNCOUNT Disappointment is the state of feeling disappointed. Despite winning the title, their last campaign ended in great disappointment... Book early to avoid disappointment. Syn: dissatisfaction 2) …

    English dictionary

  • 14 disappointment — noun 1 (U) sadness that something is not as good as you expected it to be, or has not happened in the way you hoped it would: to sb s (great) disappointment: To her great disappointment none of her tomatoes grew well. 2 (C) someone or something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 disappointment*/ — [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] noun 1) [U] the feeling of being unhappy because something did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as you expected Diplomats expressed disappointment at the lack of progress.[/ex] Jackson cancelled the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 disappointment — /dis euh poynt meuhnt/, n. 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.… …

    Universalium

  • 17 disappointment — /dɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/ (say disuh poyntmuhnt) noun 1. the act or fact of disappointing: he has lost hope because of frequent disappointments. 2. state or feeling of being disappointed: great was their disappointment. 3. something that disappoints: the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 disappointment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Failure to fulfill expectations Nouns 1. disappointment, sad or bitter disappointment, chagrin, frustration, letdown, comedown; blighted hope, balk, blow, bitter pill, cold comfort; slip twixt cup and… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 disappointment — noun 1) his disappointment in the outcome was obvious Syn: sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow; dispiritedness, despondency, distress, chagrin; disenchantment, disillusionment; displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 disappointment — noun 1) she tried to hide her disappointment Syn: sadness, sorrow, regret, dismay, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disenchantment, disillusionment 2) the trip was a disappointment Syn: let down, non event …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary