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disappoint

[ dis-uh-point ]SEE DEFINITION OF disappoint

Synonyms for disappoint

  • baffle
  • deceive
  • disconcert
  • disenchant
  • dishearten
  • disillusion
  • dissatisfy
  • dumbfound
  • fail
  • hamper
  • mislead
  • abort
  • balk
  • bungle
  • chagrin
  • circumvent
  • dash
  • delude
  • disgruntle
  • embitter
  • foil
  • founder
  • hinder
  • miscarry
  • tease
  • thwart
  • torment
  • vex
  • bring to naught
  • cast down
  • come to nothing
  • dash hopes
  • fall down on
  • fall flat
  • fall short of
  • leave in the lurch
  • let down
  • not show
  • put out
  • ruin prospects
  • stand up
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Antonyms for disappoint

  • aid
  • assist
  • clear up
  • encourage
  • explain
  • help
  • allow
  • delight
  • forward
  • make happy
  • permit
  • please
  • succeed
  • excite
  • satisfy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISAPPOINT

He did not disappoint the hopes of his friends in regard to his fiscal abilities.

But he had asked her to go to the theatre, and he did not wish to disappoint her.

Of course, Martin had not meant to disappoint her, nor deliberately hurt her.

They've always wanted a sister to pet; and Aunt Phoebe is hoping you'll not disappoint her.

I dared not disappoint him by telling him that I loved Charley Osborne.

And Tommy's white's a sheet—for fear he'll disappoint them, you know.

I must insist upon this privilege, so do not disappoint me, I beg.

No, Gertrude, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I don't think much of your idea.

But I will not do that; for to do that would be only to disappoint or grieve them.

And Ian did not disappoint the happy hopes which called him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "dispossess of appointed office," from Middle French desappointer (14c.) "undo the appointment, remove from office," from des- (see dis-) + appointer "appoint" (see appoint).

Modern sense of "to frustrate expectations" (late 15c.) is from secondary meaning of "fail to keep an appointment." Related: Disappointed; disappointing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISAPPOINT

backfire

verbhave an opposite effect
  • backlash
  • boomerang
  • bounce back
  • disappoint
  • fail
  • flop
  • miscarry
  • rebound
  • recoil
  • ricochet
  • spring back

balk

verbthwart
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