Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: desapointier, from apointier 'to arrange'


dis‧ap‧point [intransitive and transitive]
1 to make someone feel unhappy because something they hoped for did not happen or was not as good as they expected:
I hated to disappoint her.
Great things were expected of this band, and they didn't disappoint.

disappoint somebody's hopes/expectations/plans

to prevent something from happening that someone hoped for or expected:
The Berlin settlement of 1878 disappointed Russian hopes in the Balkans.

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