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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  thing  obtained. 
 
  2.  To  frustrate;  to  fail  to  hinder  of  result. 
 
  His  retiring  foe  Shrinks  from  the  wound,  and 
  disappoints  the  blow.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  tantalize;  fail  frustrate;  balk;  baffle;  delude; 
  foil;  defeat.  See  {Tantalize}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disappointing 
  adj  :  not  up  to  expectations;  "a  disappointing  performance  from 
  one  who  had  seemed  so  promising"  [syn:  {dissatisfactory}, 
  {unsatisfying}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  disappointing  someone  [syn:  {disappointment},  {dashing 
  hopes}] 




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