- depressed or discouraged by the failure of one's hopes or expectations: a disappointed suitor.
- Obsolete. inadequately appointed; ill-equipped.
Origin of disappointed
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Examples from the Web for disappointedly
"I did not have a chance to say one word to him," said Lou, disappointedly.Jolly Sally Pendleton
Laura Jean Libbey
"Oh, that is the postmaster's son," said Alan disappointedly.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908
Lucy Maud Montgomery
“I was about to ask you to dine with me to-night,” disappointedly.The Place of Honeymoons
"We'll have to leave it," acknowledged Percy, disappointedly.Jim Spurling, Fisherman
Albert Walter Tolman
It sped through them and then went as if disappointedly to a lower level.The Machine That Saved The World
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- saddened by the failure of an expectation, etc
Word Origin and History for disappointedly
1550s, past participle adjective from disappoint. Related: Disappointedly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper