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dis·ap·point / ˌdisəˈpoint/ • v. [tr.] fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of (someone): I have no wish to disappoint everyone by postponing the visit. ∎  prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized: public ownership had sadly disappointed socialist hopes.

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disappoint †deprive of appointment; frustrate the expectation or fulfilment OF. XV. — (O)F. désappointer, f. des- DIS- 2 + appointer APPOINT.
Hence disappointment XVII.

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