Associations to the word «Disappointment»


DISAPPOINTMENT, noun. (uncountable) The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.
DISAPPOINTMENT, noun. (countable) A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.

Dictionary definition

DISAPPOINTMENT, noun. A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment".
DISAPPOINTMENT, noun. An act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope