- 1the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations
- 2a person, event, or thing that causes disappointment
Using disappointment: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disappointment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I felt a deep sense of disappointment when I didn't get the job.
The team's loss was a huge disappointment for their fans.
Her lack of effort was a disappointment to her coach.
disappointment Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using disappointment
something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but results in something good happening later on
Losing the game turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it motivated the team to work harder.
a disappointment or anticlimax
The movie was a letdown because it didn't live up to the hype.
Failing the exam was a bitter pill to swallow, but it motivated me to study harder next time.
Phrases with disappointment
a feeling of disappointment that is particularly strong and difficult to accept
The cancellation of the concert was a bitter disappointment for the fans.
Many people expressed their disappointment with the government's handling of the crisis.
There was widespread disappointment at the cancellation of the festival.
Origins of disappointment
from Old French 'desapointer', meaning 'to remove from office'
Summary: disappointment in Brief
Disappointment [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt] refers to the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by unfulfilled hopes or expectations. It can be caused by a person, event, or thing, as in 'The team's loss was a huge disappointment for their fans.' Phrases like 'disappointment with' and 'disappointment at' denote the direction of the feeling. Idioms like 'a blessing in disguise' and 'a bitter pill to swallow' describe the aftermath of disappointment.