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Meaning of DISAPPOINT

Pronunciation:  `disu'poynt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
 

DISAPPOINT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: let down
 
 See Also: baffle, betray, bilk, come short, cross, disenchant, disillusion, fail, fall short, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`ap*point"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapointed};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappointing}.] [OF. desapointier, F.
d['e]sappointer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + apointier, F.
appointier, to appoint. See {Appoint}.]
1. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the
   attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired;
   to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or
   expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions,
   expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season
   disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints
   an enemy of his spoil.

         I was disappointed, but very agreeably. --Macaulay.

Note: Disappointed of a thing not obtained; disappointed in a
      thing obtained.

2. To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.

         His retiring foe Shrinks from the wound, and
         disappoints the blow.                 --Addison.

Syn: To tantalize; fail; frustrate; balk; baffle; delude;
     foil; defeat. See {Tantalize}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: awaken, baffle, balk, beat, bilk, break the spell, burst the bubble, cast down, circumvent, correct, cross, dash, debunk, deceive, defeat, defeat expectation, disabuse, discontent, disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, disillude, disillusion, disillusionize, displease, dissatisfy, drive to despair, enlighten, expose, fail, foil, frustrate, let down, let down easy, let in on, mislead, prick the bubble, put out, put straight, ruin, set right, set straight, show up, stand up, tantalize, tease, tell the truth, thwart, unblindfold, uncharm, undeceive, undo, unspell, wake up
 

 

 

 

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