1. [syn: disappoint, let down]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disappoint \Dis`ap*point"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disapointed;
p. pr. & vb. n. Disappointing.] [OF. desapointier, F.
d['e]sappointer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + apointier, F.
appointier, to appoint. See Appoint.]
1. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the
attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired;
to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or
expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions,
expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season
disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints
an enemy of his spoil.
I was disappointed, but very agreeably. --Macaulay.
Note: Disappointed of a thing not obtained; disappointed in a
2. To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.
His retiring foe
Shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.
Syn: To tantalize; fail; frustrate; balk; baffle; delude;
foil; defeat. See Tantalize.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend
let her down when he did not propose marriage" [syn:
disappoint, let down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "disappoint":
awaken, baffle, balk, beat, bilk, break the spell,
burst the bubble, cast down, circumvent, correct, cross, dash,
debunk, deceive, defeat, defeat expectation, disabuse, discontent,
disenchant, disgruntle, dishearten, disillude, disillusion,
disillusionize, displease, dissatisfy, drive to despair, enlighten,
expose, fail, foil, frustrate, let down, let down easy, let in on,
mislead, prick the bubble, put out, put straight, ruin, set right,
set straight, show up, stand up, tantalize, tease, tell the truth,
thwart, unblindfold, uncharm, undeceive, undo, unspell, wake up