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disappoint

[ dis-uh-point ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪnt /
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verb (used with object)
to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of: His gross ingratitude disappointed us.
to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate: to be disappointed in love.
verb (used without object)
to bring or cause disappointment.
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Origin of disappoint

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Middle French word desappointer.See dis-1, appoint

OTHER WORDS FROM disappoint

dis·ap·point·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disappoint

disappoint
/ (ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt) /

verb (tr)
to fail to meet the expectations, hopes, desires, or standards of; let down
to prevent the fulfilment of (a plan, intention, etc); frustrate; thwart

Word Origin for disappoint

C15 (originally meaning: to remove from office): from Old French desapointier; see dis- 1, appoint
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