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English definition of “disappointment”

disappointment

noun
 
 
/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/
FEELING [U] B1 the feeling of being disappointed: She couldn't hide her disappointment when she lost.Disappointing yourself and others
PERSON/THING [C] B1 someone or something that disappoints you: I'm sorry I'm such a disappointment to you.Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of disappointment from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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