[ dis-uh-point-muh nt ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt mənt /


Cape, a cape in SW Washington state, projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the N of the mouth of the Columbia River.

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British Dictionary definitions for cape-disappointment


/ (ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt) /


the act of disappointing or the state of being disappointed
a person, thing, or state of affairs that disappoints
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Word Origin and History for cape-disappointment



1610s, "fact of disappointing;" see disappoint + -ment. Meaning "state or feeling of being disappointed" is from 1756. Meaning "a thing that disappoints" is from 1756.

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