disappointment disappointment  /ˌdɪs ə ˈpɔ ɪnt mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
  2. (n) an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A maudlin President Bush reflects on the disappointments of his tenure and struggles to own to his mistakes.
  2. His great novel is a bitterly funny and bitterly unfunny account of lethal disappointment in the Connecticut suburbs in 1955.
  3. Or, often, insufficiently icy-cold disappointment: gelati that fail to set, premature melting and empty refrigerators that are mistaken for freezers.

News

  1. Bloomberg group keeps gun control dialogue going with 100-day bus tour

    The disappointment of the U.S. Senate’s failure to move forward with a debate on strengthening gun background checks in April lingers for Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

  2. Good could come from disappointment of 2013

    Idaho never truly recovered from its disappointment in Las Vegas last year. Going in as the No. 3 seed in the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, the Vandals were buzzing. They’d beaten the top two ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut

  3. Japanese disappointment weighs on global markets

    Disappointment that the Bank of Japan did not unveil more measures to boost the economy as well as uncertainty over the course of U.S. monetary policy weighed hard on global markets Tuesday. There had ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children," said Woods in the statement. "I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask...
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: USA Today

  2. "The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn't succeed.For the Spanish, it's everything they've been working for these last four years.We worked hard to get here and now we have made the final," Villa said. "It's a...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David Villa Source: Financial News USA (press release)

  3. "Right now, I really don't feel like playing for third place," captain Philipp Lahm said. "The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn't succeed."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Philipp Lahm Source: The Associated Press

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