from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of disappointing.
- n. The condition or feeling of being disappointed.
- n. One that disappoints.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.
- n. A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.
- n. That which disappoints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Defeat or failure of expectation, hope, wish, desire, or intention; miscarriage of design or plan: as, he has had many disappointments in life.
- n. The state of being disappointed or defeated in the realization of one's expectation or intention in regard to some matter, or the resulting feeling of depression, mortification, or vexation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
- n. a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
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[Page 221] even with respect to the spiritual interests of beloved friends, where certainly acquiescence in disappointment is most difficult (perhaps in this world impossible) even in this case, there is great consolation in recollecting, that the Judge of all the earth will do right.
Another disappointment is the under-use of Michael Chiklis of “The Shield” and “Fantastic Four” fame.
DEAR COLD: In my mind, storming out when your girlfriend expresses her disappointment is an overreaction.
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But her disappointment is always transparent and Don sees it.
So it is not without significance that hours after the White House introduced its FY2011 budget proposal Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan -- Missouri's Secretary of State and a figure well liked within the progressive community -- put out a statement expressing what she called her disappointment with Obama's lack of fiscal discipline.
Elizabeth McCabe, 45 years old, of the Philadelphia suburb of North Wales, switched parties last year over what she described as disappointment with the Bush administration and to support then-Sen.
I think the disappointment is the same if you lose in the
She agreed with me that it would never do in my father's state of health to join such an expedition, but she was greatly distressed for what she called my disappointment, though I tried to assure her it was not enough to think about.
"I don't hang the word 'disappointment' around my shoulders," Hurdle said.