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Definition of "disappointment" []

  • The act of disappointing. (noun)
  • The condition or feeling of being disappointed. (noun)
  • One that disappoints. (noun)

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 "disappointment" in a sentence
  • "[Page 221] even with respect to the spiritual interests of beloved friends, where certainly acquiescence in disappointment is most difficult (perhaps in this world impossible) even in this case, there is great consolation in recollecting, that the Judge of all the earth will do right."
  • "Another disappointment is the under-use of Michael Chiklis of “The Shield” and “Fantastic Four” fame."
  • "DEAR COLD: In my mind, storming out when your girlfriend expresses her disappointment is an overreaction."