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Pronunciation:  `disu'poyntmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
  2. [n]  a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"

DISAPPOINTMENT is a 14 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dashing hopes, letdown
 See Also: defeat, dissatisfaction, failure, frustration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`ap*point"ment\, n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being
   disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope;
   miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.

         If we hope for things of which we have not
         thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment
         will be greater our pleasure in the fruition of
         them.                                 --Addison.

         In disappointment thou canst bless.   --Keble.

2. That which disappoints.

Syn: Miscarriage; frustration; balk.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of disappointment indicates real-life experiences of being continually disappointed. Such dreams often reflect repressed disappointments accumulated over a period of time. You dream serves as an emotional outlet which can provide ease of mind. Disapproval Dreaming of disapproval indicates that you are rejecting or ignoring some aspect of yourself. It may also represent your own feelings of self-worth and being accepted.
Thesaurus Terms
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