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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dis`ap*point"ment
  1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration."If we hope for things of which we have not thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment will be greater than our pleasure in the fruition of them." [Addison.]"In disappointment thou canst bless." [Keble.]
  2. That which disappoints.
    synonyms: Miscarriage; frustration; balk.

Etymology: Cf. F. d├ęsappointement

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  1. An act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
  2. A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized ("his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment")

disappoint +‎ -ment

  1. (uncountable) The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.
    Choking back his disappointment after his own team's splendid wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa, he said: "I've got to be humble and say we were beaten by a very good side."Today, News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1992
  2. (countable) A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
    As the disappointments crowded in — the economy, Rhodesia, strife within the trade-union movement — Wilson tried the expedient of a semi-formal inner Cabinet, or Parliamentary Committee, as he misleadingly liked to call it.Cabinet, Hennessy, Peter, Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1990

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Past life for Disappointment born Jul 1, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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