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๐Ÿ˜ž Disappointed Face emoji

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What does ๐Ÿ˜ž Disappointed Face emoji mean?

It’s a bit of a bummer, but the disappointed face emoji,ย ๐Ÿ˜ž, expresses varying degrees of sadness and disappointment.

People use it for everything from when a beloved friend passes away to when they couldn’t get tickets to the Beyoncรฉ concertย ๐Ÿ˜ž.

Related words

๐Ÿ™ Slightly Frowning Face emoji, SMH, ๐Ÿ˜ญ Loudly Crying Face emoji, ๐Ÿ˜ถ Face Without Mouth emoji, ๐Ÿ˜ข Crying Face emoji

Where does ๐Ÿ˜ž Disappointed Face emoji come from?


Theย disappointed faceย was added to Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most platforms, it appears as a yellow face frowning with closed eyes and eyebrows furrowed in sadness. It may be confused with theย pensive faceย emoji, ๐Ÿ˜”, which is very similar but has more expressive eyebrows and a flatter mouth. It might also be mistaken for theย slightly frowning faceย emoji, ๐Ÿ™, which doesn’t have eyebrows and seems to be saying Eep!

On some platforms, when you type in :(, it will auto-supply the disappointed face emoji. That makes it one of the most commonly used emoji, essentially used as a go-to sad face, as the emoji is indeed sometimes called. The disappointed faceย emoji is used to add tone and subtext to messages on social media or texts that could otherwise come off as flat or harsh. For example, “there’s nothing I can do ๐Ÿ˜ž” feels much more helpless with the disappointed face emoji.

Examples of ๐Ÿ˜ž Disappointed Face emoji

Itโ€™s almost my birthday ughhh I donโ€™t want it to be my birthday I feel more ruca each year ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž
@_erikangel, August, 2018
I need a tutor. /ย On Maths. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข.. /ย I'm around Johannesburg. /ย Help me please ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜’.
@Zamalisakazi, August, 2018

Who uses ๐Ÿ˜ž Disappointed Face emoji?

The disappointed face emoji is used in text-messaging and social media to express degrees of sadness and disappointment, from earnest somberness to ironic frustration. It is so expressive that it can be sent on its own to express those feeling without any accompanying message.

Theย disappointed faceย emoji can be used to express grief over something very terribleโ€”a death, a medical emergency, or another major life event.

However, theย disappointed faceย emoji can also be used to convey annoyance or dismay for more minor things, like not being able to find your favorite brand of ice cream at a store … or not getting laid.

Whatever the degree, theย disappointed faceย emoji is a go-to emoji for sorrow and let-downs in digital communication.

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