Definition of disappointed in English:



  • 1Sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one's hopes or expectations.

    ‘I'm disappointed in you, Mary’
    ‘thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting’
    • ‘The beneficiary electing against an instrument is required to do no more than to compensate the disappointed beneficiaries.’
    • ‘'I wish she could go though' thought Damion with a somewhat disappointed look on his face.’
    • ‘There was a disappointed frown on her brow as the swirling symphony of notes surrounded us.’
    • ‘With disappointed fans flooding out of the stadium, the game fizzled to a tame conclusion.’
    • ‘Mel had been surprised to find herself extremely disappointed when it was time to go home.’
    • ‘The young woman shook her head with a disappointed frown.’
    • ‘There was a disappointed groan from the audience, and I grinned at them.’
    • ‘I was also very disappointed that Cork could not take their defeat like men.’
    • ‘I looked to see him standing in the doorway with an extremely disappointed look on his face.’
    • ‘Brooke could hear Walker's disappointed sigh, but she just couldn't do it.’
    • ‘On the handful of occasions I have eaten it, it's left me terribly disappointed.’
    • ‘His mouth was twisting into a deep, disappointed frown.’
    • ‘Tessa replies, and I am surprised to find myself genuinely disappointed as she stands.’
    • ‘Ricky gives a somewhat disappointed sigh and I can just hear the frown on his lips.’
    • ‘However, the way it was handled left me extremely disappointed.’
    • ‘In an angry and slightly disappointed tone, Richard replied, "You know, you're absolutely right, Jess."’
    • ‘I got four emails from disappointed fans letting me know it was gone.’
    • ‘I smiled at him, an in return got a slightly disappointed look from him.’
    • ‘But I am bitterly disappointed not just with the result but our overall performance.’
    • ‘I cannot however see what impact this has on the disappointed beneficiary's remedy.’
    saddened, upset, let down, disheartened, downhearted, cast down, downcast, depressed, dispirited, discouraged, despondent, dismayed, crestfallen, distressed, chagrined
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    1. 1.1 (of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized.
      ‘the rising was a revolution of disappointed hopes’
      • ‘The exhilaration of the unpredictable surge and our disappointed expectations left us with mixed feelings.’
      • ‘Mr. Forsyth was, I think, lucky to have obtained so large an award for his disappointed expectations.’
      • ‘Most political defections have a story behind them, one of disappointed hopes or betrayal.’
      thwarted, frustrated, baulked, foiled, dashed, defeated, failed, baffled
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