Definition of Disappoint

1. Verb. Fail to meet the hopes or expectations of. "The performance is likely to disappoint Sue"; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

Exact synonyms: Let Down
Specialized synonyms: Betray, Fail, Come Short, Fall Short, Disenchant, Disillusion
Generic synonyms: Baffle, Bilk, Cross, Foil, Frustrate, Queer, Scotch, Spoil, Thwart
Derivative terms: Disappointment, Disappointment, Letdown



Definition of Disappoint

1. v. t. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.

Definition of Disappoint

1. Verb. To displease by e.g. underperforming ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disappoint

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disappoint

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disappoint (current term)
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disappreciated
disappreciates
disappreciating

Literary usage of Disappoint

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"disappoint, from the privative da and the verb appoint, signifies literally to do away what has been appointed. Defeat and foil are both applied to matters ..."

2. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"I do not anticipate that it will disappoint your expectations in any respect, and to myself it will be an unspeakable relief to be at last enabled to ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"The Court adopts the principle as to trusts ; and will not permit his negligence, accident, or other circumstances, to disappoint the interest of those, ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Regarded simply as compositions, we think that they may disappoint those who read them now for the first time, with tastes and expectations formed by the ..."

5. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"When your majesty is so attended, by God's blessing, no power on earth will be able to disappoint your wisdom or resist your will. ..."

6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... then, that it was found more convenient to compensate him on the spot than to delay proceedings and disappoint those who had come for the ceremony. ..."

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