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Definitions of disappoint

  1.   To defeat expectation; to frustrate; to foil; to balk; to hinder from possession or enjoyment.
  2.   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.
  3.   To deprive one of what he expected: to frustrate.
  4.   Disappointed.
  5.   To defeat what is expected or intended; to fail to gratify one's wish; to frustrate; to balk.
  6.   fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; " Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
  7.   To frustrate ( a hope or plan).
  8.   To defeat the expectation, hope, or desire of ( a person).
  9.   To fall to gratify; to defeat of hope; frustrate; fail to keep an appointment with.
  10.   To frustrate of expectation or hope.
  11.   To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.

Quotes of disappoint

  1. I couldn't disappoint people. I did not want to fail and exhaust myself, because I was the kind of runner who trained so little that I couldn't race again within another 10 days. – Roger Bannister
  2. Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. – Sarah Bernhardt
  3. Well, it's a- I don't want to disappoint you, but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments over many years not to get into any discussion about that aspect of intelligence matters. – Alexander Downer
  4. I always seemed to disappoint them. They expected me to be different than Henry or exactly like Henry. I was neither. – Peter Fonda
  5. It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no -one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. – Susan Hampshire
  6. Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure. – Sidney Hook
  7. I think that if you idealise someone for so long, they can only disappoint and I wouldn't want to be disappointed by those people. – Jane Horrocks
  8. Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation. – Elbert Hubbard
  9. You try to get the feel of any role, but it's much more difficult in the case of Christ because everyone has their own personal image of Him. It's a role you take on, knowing that no matter how you play it, you are going to disappoint many. – Jeffrey Hunter
  10. As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them. – Maria Mitchell
  11. That's true, you don't want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who've been waiting for their favorite characters to be brought to life and you don't want to disappoint – Rebecca Romijn
  12. Even when I was Archbishop of Wales and working with new bishops, I used to say, not realising quite how true it was, 'One of the things you will do as a bishop is disappoint people'. – Rowan Williams

Usage examples for disappoint

  1. “ " I know I disappoint you," she continued. ” – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. “ I dared not disappoint him by telling him that I loved Charley Osborne. ” – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  3. It is my task to disappoint his mistress, as he terms her, though it must be confessed that she does not sleep at her post." ” – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. He knew Howard, who, after Jack was through, said he hoped Mr. Bills would wait; it would be a pity to disappoint the girl when she had come so far. ” – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  5. “ Lisette was to have accompanied them, but she was suffering from a headache, and, rather than disappoint the girls, Mrs. Farrington said that just for this once they might go shopping alone in the motor- car with the chauffeur. ” – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  6. “ I did not like to disappoint Tom, but at the same time, as I should thereby be avoiding danger, it was just the request to which I could not well agree. ” – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  7. “ For heaven's sake, don't disappoint us all! ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. “ I never knew a red- headed gal to disappoint a fellow yet." ” – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  9. “ I can't disappoint any one. ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. All these are good gifts, all these are solid, all these will last, not one of them will disappoint you. ” – A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O. F. Walton
  11. “ I do not think that he will disappoint you. ” – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. “ " It will disappoint him mightily," Henley said, a sudden feeling of aversion to the subject on him. ” – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  13. If free in the full sense of the word, they would not disappoint this expectation. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. Do not disappoint me. ” – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  15. Rob always did as I told him, and he will not disappoint me now. ” – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  16. Rather than disappoint her mistress, she was quite capable of tearing up the letter, on her way home, and saying nothing about it. ” – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  17. “ I hope 'twon't disappoint you! ” – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  18. Curiously enough the news, instead of pleasing, seemed to disappoint him. ” – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  19. Even now he need not disappoint his mother. ” – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  20. “ Ida would have liked to have accepted it, and was sorry that her refusal seemed to disappoint Mrs. Heron, who retired as nervously as she had entered. ” – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice