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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disappointment  \Dis`ap*point"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]sappointement.] 
  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  our  pleasure  in  the  fruition  of 
  them  --Addison. 
 
  In  disappointment  thou  canst  bless.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  That  which  disappoints. 
 
  Syn:  Miscarriage;  frustration;  balk. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disappointment 
  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:  {letdown}] 
  2:  the  act  of  disappointing  someone  [syn:  {disappointing},  {dashing 
  hopes}] 




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