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dis·ap·point

disappoint

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs poInt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disappoints, disappointing, disappointed
definition: to fail to do or give something expected or hoped for.
His poor grades disappointed his parents.
synonyms:
fail, let down
antonyms:
gratify, impress, satisfy
similar words:
disillusion, frustrate
derivations: disappointingly (adv.), disappointer (n.)
Word History
Disappoint comes from an early French word that means "to dismiss from an appointment or job."
Word Builder: disappoint +
  • disappointed:
    feeling sad
  • disappointment:
    the sad feeling caused by not doing or receiving something.
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