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Definition of "disappoint" []

  • To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of. (verb-transitive)
  • To frustrate or thwart: "I will not disappoint the confidence you have put in me” ( Wayne A. Budd). (verb-transitive)
  • To cause disappointment. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disappoint" in a sentence
  • ""Inevitably, all presidents during their term disappoint some of their supporters," said Brian Frederick, a political science professor at Bridgewater State College."
  • "The only way this punchline will disappoint is if there never is a follow up."
  • "A major BSG disappoint is that although the Cylons supposedly had a plan the writers didn't."