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1‘members expressed disappointment at the decision’
sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow
dispiritedness, despondency, heavy-heartedness, depression
distress, mortification, chagrin
displeasure, discontent, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement
2‘he agreed that the recent defeats against Norway and the USA had been bitter disappointments’
failure, let-down, non-event, anticlimax
misfortune, setback, blow, reversal, stroke of bad luck, body blow, one in the eye
fiasco, disaster, catastrophe, mess, debacle
British damp squib
informal flop, dud, washout, non-starter, lead balloon
3‘the disappointment of the high hopes invested in reform’
frustration, thwarting, baulking, foiling, dashing, baffling
defeat, failure, lack of success
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