To disappoint is defined as to let someone down or fail to fill his expectations for you.verb
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to fail to satisfy the hopes or expectations of; leave unsatisfied
- to undo or frustrate (a plan, intention, etc.); balk; thwart
Origin: ME disapointen < OFr desapointer: see dis- & appoint
- disappointingly adverb
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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.