Meaning of “disappoint” in the English Dictionary


"disappoint" in English

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disappointverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt/ us /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt/

B1 to fail to satisfy someone or their hopes, wishes, etc., or to make someone feel unhappy:

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm afraid I can't come after all.
We don't want to disappoint the fans.

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(Definition of “disappoint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disappoint" in American English

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disappointverb [ T ]

us /ˌdɪs·əˈpɔɪnt/

to fail to satisfy someone’s hopes or expectations:

I hate to disappoint you, but we don’t have the book you wanted.

(Definition of “disappoint” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)