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disappointmentnoun

uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/ us   /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/
B1 [U] the feeling of being disappointed: Get tickets 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 always felt I was a disappointment to my parents.

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disappointmentnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌdɪs·əˈpɔɪnt·mənt/
the unhappiness or discouragement that results when your hopes or expectations have not been satisfied, or someone or something that is not as good as you had hoped or expected: [U] Her disappointment showed on her face. [C] After two losing seasons, we felt he was a disappointment as a coach.
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