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anticipointment

Definitions

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  • n. The state of mind resulting from excitedly anticipating a strongly promoted product, event, film, etc, and then being disappointed when it fails to meet the expectations generated by this promotion.

Etymologies

Blend of anticipation and disappointment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Flash forward to the end of 2009 and we seem to be suffering a collective case of what Mike Malloy calls "anticipointment," that depressing combination of having hopes raised only to have them ultimately unfulfilled.

    A Day That Will Live in Infamy

  • So it was with great and possible anticipointment that I decided to brave this world again and hope beyond hope that not only would Apple's new In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic work well and be convenient, but that it would work at all.

    The iPhone Blog

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