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English definition of “disappointment”

disappointment

noun     /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/
B1 [U] the feeling of being disappointed: Book early to avoid disappointment. To my (great) disappointment (= sadness), he decided to leave.Disappointing yourself and others B1 [C usually singular] something or someone that is not what you were hoping it would be: The party turned out to be a huge disappointment. I'm afraid I've been rather a disappointment to my parents.Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of disappointment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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