- 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.]
- That which disappoints.synonyms: Miscarriage; frustration; balk.
Etymology: Cf. F. désappointement