disappointment


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Synonyms for disappointment

Synonyms for disappointment

unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations

Synonyms for disappointment

a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized

an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone

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In the irritation and disgust of her walk hither, she had never noticed the situation of the cabin, as it nestled on the slope at the fringe of the woods; in the preoccupation of her disappointment and the mechanical putting away of her things, she had never looked once from the window of her room, or glanced backward out of the door that she had entered.
Tom went about, hoping against hope for the sight of one blessed sinful face, but disappointment crossed him everywhere.
Dashwood's disappointment was, at first, severe; but his temper was cheerful and sanguine; and he might reasonably hope to live many years, and by living economically, lay by a considerable sum from the produce of an estate already large, and capable of almost immediate improvement.
That morning, finding that I was to be involved in the horrid disappointment he had prepared for the mutineers, he had run all the way to the cave, and leaving the squire to guard the captain, had taken Gray and the maroon and started, making the diagonal across the island to be at hand beside the pine.
WHILE Tom Thumb was up the chimney, Hunca Munca had another disappointment.
He came quite close to the officer and laid a paw upon one of the man's shoulders, studying his face intently for a long moment, then came the expression of disappointment accompanied by what was almost a human sigh, as he turned away to peer in the same curious fashion into the faces of the mate and the two sailors who had arrived with the officers.
It would be difficult to describe the disappointment of the party, thus interrupted in their work.
Providence seems to have laid him here," whispered she to her husband, "and to have brought us hither to find him, after our disappointment in our cousin's son.
Her disappointment in her mother was greater: there she had hoped much, and found almost nothing.
On the following day, the ship having drifted near the land, anchored in fourteen fathoms water, to the northward of the long peninsula or promontory which forms the north side of the entrance, and is called Cape Disappointment.
She had had a disappointment, moreover, which that book, and especially the history of her own family, must ever present the remembrance of.
The past suspense of the morning had been ease and quiet to the present disappointment.
The disappointment was made all the more severe by reason of the fact that my place of work was where I could see the happy children passing to and from school mornings and afternoons.
She adopted the tone of one who has suffered a great disappointment, like a girl who has either lost the man she loved or been cruelly deceived by him.
The rights and wrongs of the story, presuming that they had some existence in fact, were no longer clearly known to his wife and children; but this disappointment had played a very large part in their lives, and had poisoned the life of Sir Francis much as a disappointment in love is said to poison the whole life of a woman.