[ noun ] a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized




"his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The belief in immortality , where held , functions as a redress for the ills and disappointments of the here_and_now .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Only Mary 's praise sustained him in his disappointment .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Meeting it without preparation as they did , robbed of anticipation , a common disappointment seized them .

[ noun ] an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

Despite countless barriers and disappointments , Shea moved forward .

Related terms

failure disappoint