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disappointment

noun uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/ us  
B1 [U] the feeling of being disappointed: Book early to avoid disappointment. To my (great) disappointment (= sadness), he decided to leave. 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.
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