• (British) IPA: /dɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/


  1. (uncountable) A feeling of sadness or frustration when a strongly held expectation is not met.
    • 1992, Today, News Group Newspapers Ltd
      Choking back his disappointment after his own team's splendid wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa, he said: "I've got to be humble and say we were beaten by a very good side."
  2. (countable) A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
    • 1990, Peter Hennessy, Cabinet, Basil Blackwell Ltd
      As the disappointments crowded in — the economy, Rhodesia, strife within the trade-union movement — Wilson tried the expedient of a semi-formal inner Cabinet, or Parliamentary Committee, as he misleadingly liked to call it.
  3. (countable) That which causes feelings of disappointment.
    Our trip to California was a disappointment.
    What a disappointment.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: неприя́тность
  • Spanish: decepción

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