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disappoint

dis·ap·point

disappoint

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs poInt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disappointed, disappointing, disappoints
definition 1: to fail to fulfill the expectations, wishes, or hopes of.
His behavior disappointed me.
synonyms:
fail, let down
antonyms:
gratify, impress, satisfy
similar words:
betray, disenchant, disillusion, dissatisfy, frustrate
definition 2: to prevent the fulfillment of (desires, plans, expectations, or the like); thwart; frustrate.
synonyms:
thwart
similar words:
defeat, foil, frustrate
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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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