- To disappoint is defined as to let someone down or fail to fill his expectations for you.
When your parents hope you will become a doctor and you end up unemployed and sleeping on their sofa instead, this is an example of a situation where you disappoint your parents.
disappoint definition by Webster's New World
- to fail to satisfy the hopes or expectations of; leave unsatisfied
- to undo or frustrate (a plan, intention, etc.); balk; thwart
Origin: Middle English disapointen ; from Old French desapointer: see dis- and amp; appoint
- disappointingly adverb
disappoint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb dis·ap·point·ed, dis·ap·point·ing, dis·ap·points verb, transitive
- To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
- To frustrate or thwart: “I will not disappoint the confidence you have put in me” (Wayne A. Budd).
Origin: Middle English disappointen, from Old French desapointier, to remove from office : des-, dis- + apointer, apointier, to appoint; see appoint.