Definition of Disappointment

1. Noun. A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized. "His hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"

Exact synonyms: Letdown
Generic synonyms: Dissatisfaction
Specialized synonyms: Defeat, Frustration
Derivative terms: Disappoint, Let Down



2. Noun. An act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone.
Exact synonyms: Dashing Hopes
Generic synonyms: Failure
Derivative terms: Disappoint

Definition of Disappointment

1. n. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.

Definition of Disappointment

1. Noun. The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met. ¹

2. Noun. A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disappointment

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Disappointment

1. 1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration. "If we hope for things of which we have not thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment will be greater our pleasure in the fruition of them." (Addison) "In disappointment thou canst bless." (Keble) 2. That which disappoints. Synonym: Miscarriage, frustration, balk. Origin: Cf. F. Desappointement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Disappointment

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... and they were also quite agreed in their opinion of the lasting effect, the indelible impression, which such a disappointment must make on his mind. ..."

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