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See definition of disappointment on Dictionary.com
  • nounsaddening situation; letdown
  • nounmental upset; displeasure

synonyms for disappointment

  • blow
  • defeat
  • disaster
  • failure
  • mistake
  • obstacle
  • setback
  • blunder
  • bummer
  • bust
  • calamity
  • discouragement
  • downer
  • downfall
  • drag
  • dud
  • error
  • fiasco
  • fizzle
  • impasse
  • inefficacy
  • lemon
  • miscalculation
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • slip
  • washout
  • bitter pill
  • blind alley
  • bringdown
  • false alarm
  • faux pas
  • flash in the pan
  • old one-two
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antonyms for disappointment

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  • achievement
  • attainment
  • blessing
  • good fortune
  • success
  • triumph
  • win
  • accuracy
  • advantage
  • boon
  • correction
  • happiness
  • boost
  • comfort
  • delight
  • encouragement
  • euphoria
  • help
  • miracle
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • satisfaction
  • wonder
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How to use disappointment in a sentence

Apple’s lofty valuation leaves little room for disappointment, but the success of its upcoming slate of products isn’t a sure thing.
APPLE’S NEXT TRILLION WON’T COME SO EASILYVERNE KOPYTOFFAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
In a disappointment for pro-business and progressive Rehoboth residents, former Commissioner Stan Mills was elected mayor on Saturday, defeating incumbent Paul Kuhns 876-587.
REHOBOTH’S U-TURN: STAN MILLS ELECTED MAYORSTAFF REPORTSAUGUST 9, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
For my friends who are rising sophomores and juniors, this is a huge disappointment.
COME COVID OR HIGH WATER, COLLEGE IS … HAPPENING?JOY NESBITTAUGUST 9, 2020OZY
Thompson’s resignation comes ahead of a Thursday meeting where Mayor Kevin Faulconer has promised to offer the City Council options on how to proceed following a series of missteps and disappointments.
CITY’S REAL ESTATE ASSETS DIRECTOR RESIGNS AMID SCRUTINY OVER ASH STREET DEALLISA HALVERSTADT AND JESSE MARXAUGUST 4, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
While Baltimore’s last outing was another postseason disappointment, the team’s future is still bright as it heads into another season.
THE BALTIMORE RAVENS USED THEIR TIGHT ENDS DIFFERENTLYANDRES WATERSJULY 30, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Members of the City Council expressed disappointment in how the project was shaping up — it was already a year behind schedule — but agreed that an additional investment was the smartest move over the long haul.
CITY BOTCHED HIGH-RISE DEAL FROM ACQUISITION TO RENOVATION, INVESTIGATION FINDSJESSE MARX AND LISA HALVERSTADTJULY 30, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I think mostly it’s just disappointment — all the things we’ve worked for, with national and state champs now canceled.
HOW TO COPE AS COVID-19 IMPOSES SOCIAL DISTANCINGSHEILA MULROONEY ELDREDMARCH 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Then, having shot nothing that day, he turned towards the Pole with a feeling of disappointment.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Now that Lawrence was out of the army, he was in hopes that he would stay out, and he showed his disappointment in his face.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
However that may be, he wrote, and never did letter carry more bitter disappointment to a Christian community.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISAPPOINTMENT

  • disappointment
  • disaster
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • misadventure
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