Definition of disappointed in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈpɔɪntɪd/


1Sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations: I’m disappointed in you, Mary thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting
More example sentences
  • But I am bitterly disappointed not just with the result but our overall performance.
  • I smiled at him, an in return got a slightly disappointed look from him.
  • I looked to see him standing in the doorway with an extremely disappointed look on his face.
saddened, upset, let down, disheartened, downhearted, cast down, downcast, depressed, dispirited, discouraged, despondent, dismayed, crestfallen, distressed, chagrined;
disenchanted, disillusioned;
displeased, discontented, dissatisfied, frustrated, disgruntled
informal choked, miffed, cut up
British informal gutted, as sick as a parrot
1.1(Of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized: the rising was a revolution of disappointed hopes
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  • Most political defections have a story behind them, one of disappointed hopes or betrayal.
  • Mr. Forsyth was, I think, lucky to have obtained so large an award for his disappointed expectations.
  • The exhilaration of the unpredictable surge and our disappointed expectations left us with mixed feelings.
thwarted, frustrated, baulked, foiled, dashed, defeated, failed, baffled
informal stymied



Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪdli/
Example sentences
  • Waterford crashed very disappointedly to Limerick in the first round of the 2003 Oscar Traynor Trophy at the Crystal Complex on Sunday afternoon last.
  • Many people, who came from far off villages while returning home disappointedly, are not allowed to refresh themselves at the nearby tea-stalls.
  • So, sadly and very disappointedly, I wandered back to the ice cream aisle to take one last look at my two gallons of Neapolatin.

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