[syn: disappointment, dashing hopes]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disappointment \Dis`ap*point"ment\, n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being
disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope;
miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.
If we hope for things of which we have not
thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment
will be greater than our pleasure in the fruition of
In disappointment thou canst bless. --Keble.
2. That which disappoints.
Syn: Miscarriage; frustration; balk.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your
expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he
was doomed to disappointment" [syn: disappointment,
2: an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone [syn:
disappointment, dashing hopes]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "disappointment":
Faustianism, awakening, ban, blackball, blackballing,
blighted hope, blow, calamity, chagrin, cold comfort, complaint,
dashed hopes, debunking, defeat, dejection, depression, dim view,
disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disaster, discontent,
discontentedness, discontentment, discouragement, disenchantment,
disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment,
displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness,
dissent, distaste, distress, divine discontent, enlightenment,
envy, exclusion, failure, fiasco, fizzle, frustration,
hope deferred, ill humor, indignation, low estimation, low opinion,
mortification, objection, opposition, opposure, ostracism,
peevishness, petulance, protest, querulousness, rebelliousness,
regret, rejection, resentment, restiveness, restlessness,
return to reality, rude awakening, sourness, sulkiness,
thumbs-down, undeception, uneasiness, unfulfillment, unhappiness,
unpleasure, unsatisfaction, unspelling, vexation of spirit