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Meaning of “disappointment” in the English Dictionary

"disappointment" in British English

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disappointmentnoun

uk   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 ​partyturned out to be a ​huge disappointment. I always ​felt I was a disappointment to my ​parents.

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

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disappointmentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌdɪs·əˈpɔɪnt·mənt/
the ​unhappiness or ​discouragement that ​results when ​yourhopes 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 ​losingseasons, we ​felt he was a disappointment as a ​coach.
(Definition of disappointment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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