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|part of speech:
||disappointed, disappointing, disappoints
||to fail to do or give something expected or hoped for.
His poor grades disappointed his parents.
- fail, let down
- gratify, impress, satisfy
- similar words:
- disillusion, frustrate
||disappointed (adj.), disappointingly (adv.), disappointer (n.)
comes from an early French word that means "to dismiss from an appointment or job."
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