depressed or discouraged by the failure of one's hopes or expectations: a disappointed suitor.
Obsolete. inadequately appointed; ill-equipped.
- dis·ap·point·ed·ly, adverb
- un·dis·ap·point·ed, adjective
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How to use disappointed in a sentence
Critics of police departments who are demanding more accountability, from everything to body cameras to access to public documents, may be sorely disappointed if police work ends up being passed on to private forces with few disclosure requirements.Defund the Police? Here Come the Private Security Patrols | Nick Fouriezos | August 27, 2020 | Ozy
Many users face similar problems and they end up disappointed or frustrated by the user experience.Three SEO mistakes that can impact your search rankings | Tereza Litsa | August 24, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
“We are disappointed in the court’s decision and refer you to DOJ for further comment,” the HHS spokesperson said.Judge blocks Trump admin from enforcing anti-trans health care rule | Chris Johnson | August 17, 2020 | Washington Blade
Rich Newman, the superintendent for Alpine Union School District, said he’s extremely disappointed in the state’s response to small rural districts’ needs.Rural Districts Still Lack Devices, Internet Access as School Year Draws Near | Kayla Jimenez | August 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Then our customer success team works with every feedback approaching both happy and disappointed clients.How to turn your customer feedback into a driving force for your product | Maria Kazakova | June 18, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic | Samantha Allen | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack | Marlow Stern | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When I spoke to coworkers and friends today about the final episode, they were, unsurprisingly, disappointed.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End | Emily Shire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“If you are expecting any serious answers to this question, you are probably going to be disappointed,” he said.
Shumlin said he was “tremendously disappointed” – then kept him on the job.
"I don't think that's a very good joke," said the disappointed little boy.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
The consequence was, the disappointed emissary of these double treasons, immediately accused him of his own crimes.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
I shall be agreeably disappointed if Ireland realizes a fair average harvest this year.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
In short, on my arrival I was at once much disappointed, and this disappointment rather increases than otherwise.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The crowd dispersed, disappointed; cheated out of their anticipated scene of an arrest for horse-stealing.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for disappointed
saddened by the failure of an expectation, etc
- disappointedly, adverb
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