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dis·ap·point·ment / ˌdisəˈpointmənt/ • n. the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations: to her disappointment, there was no chance to talk privately with Luke. ∎  a person, event, or thing that causes such a feeling: the job proved a disappointment | I was a big disappointment to her.