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