disappointment

dis|ap|point|ment [ˌdısəˈpɔıntmənt] n
1.) [U]
a feeling of unhappiness because something is not as good as you expected, or has not happened in the way you hoped
He could see the disappointment in her eyes.
to sb's (great) disappointment
To Edward's disappointment, Gina never turned up at the party.
disappointment at/with/over etc
the managers' disappointment with the results
Several people expressed disappointment at the delay.
disappointment that
her disappointment that she hadn't been picked
She was unable to hide her bitter disappointment .
2.)
someone or something that is not as good as you hoped or expected
The movie was kind of a disappointment.
great/bitter disappointment
The loss was a bitter disappointment.
disappointment to
She felt she was a disappointment to her family.
disappointment for
The team's performance has been a disappointment for the fans.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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