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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She had devoted herself to him with some little sacrifices of self, only remembered now for their uselessness in saving her father the disappointment that sprang from his sanguine and one- idea'd temperament.
But Telephassa reasoned with him, and kissed him, and at length made him discern that it was better for her spirit to pass away out of the toil, the weariness, and grief, and disappointment which had burdened her on earth, ever since the child was lost.
Had he become convinced of his mistake through the medium of successful love,--had he won Annie to his bosom, and there beheld her fade from angel into ordinary woman,--the disappointment might have driven him back, with concentrated energy, upon his sole remaining object.
She had had a disappointment, moreover, which that book, and especially the history of her own family, must ever present the remembrance of.
Out of which maladroit delay sprang anxieties, disappointments, shocks, catastrophes, and passing-strange destinies.
What we really want is a novel showing us all the hidden under-current of an ambitious man's career--his struggles, and failures, and hopes, his disappointments and victories.
Philip thought that Cronshaw was looking upon his own life; and perhaps he considered his youth with its bright hopes and the disappointments which wore out the radiancy; the wretched monotony of pleasure, and the black future.
Perhaps I shall meet with troubles and many disappointments, but I have made up my mind to be polite and sincere to everyone; more cannot be asked of me.
The opening of the school in the Kanawha Valley, however, brought to me one of the keenest disappointments that I ever experienced.
He has suffered so many disappointments and is so sensitive," said she to the mother.
self-control that this blooming youngster should flourish on the disappointments of sadder and wiser people--making a meal of a nightingale and never knowing it--and that all the while his family should suppose that hers was in eager need of this sprig; and her vexation had fermented the more actively because of its total repression towards her husband.
It is the studio light by which he paints and still sees to hope, despite all the disappointments of his not ignoble ambitions.
A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.
Benton, an actual United States Senator, proved an overwhelming disappointment -- for he was not twenty-five feet high, nor even anywhere in the neighborhood of it.
He wanted to marry well, and having the arrogance to raise his eyes to her, pretended to be in love; but she was perfectly easy as to his not suffering any disappointment that need be cared for.