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disappoint

dis·ap·point

disappoint

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs poInt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disappointed, disappointing, disappoints
definition: to cause someone to feel sad because of not doing or receiving something.
Tony's poor grades disappointed his parents.
antonyms:
satisfy
similar words:
frustrate
derivations: disappointed (adj.), disappointingly (adv.), disappointer (n.)
Word History
Disappoint comes from an early French word that means "to dismiss from an appointment or job."
Word Builder: disappoint +
  • disappointed:
    feeling sad
  • disappointment:
    the sad feeling caused by not doing or receiving something.
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