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DISAPPOINTMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disappointment mean? 

DISAPPOINTMENT (noun)
  The noun DISAPPOINTMENT has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DISAPPOINTMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISAPPOINTMENT (noun)


Sense 1disappointment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

disappointment; letdown

Context example:

his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment

Hypernyms ("disappointment" is a kind of...):

dissatisfaction (the feeling of being displeased and discontent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disappointment"):

defeat; frustration (the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals)


Sense 2disappointment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dashing hopes; disappointment

Hypernyms ("disappointment" is a kind of...):

failure (an unexpected omission)


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