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 submitted the best to the disappointment in Henry Crawford.
Grant, with a temper to love and be loved, must have gone with some regret from the scenes and people she had been used to; but the same happiness of disposition must in any place, and any society, secure her a great deal to enjoy, and she had again a home to offer Mary; and Mary had had enough of her own friends, enough of vanity, ambition, love, and disappointment in the course of the last half-year, to be in need of the true kindness of her sister's heart, and the rational tranquillity of her ways.
And being always with her, and always talking confidentially, and his feelings exactly in that favourable state which a recent disappointment gives, those soft light eyes could not be very long in obtaining the pre-eminence.
The indignities of stupidity, and the disappointments of selfish passion, can excite little pity.
The opening of the school in the Kanawha Valley, however, brought to me one of the keenest disappointments that I ever experienced.
Once aboard he examined each new face minutely, evincing the same disappointment in each instance that had marked his scrutiny of the others.
Maud, who had prepared me for disappointment, and who had been sprightly and vivacious all day, broke down as we landed in our own little cove.
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
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.
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.
After all, why should she add to her other real disappointments by taking this absurd creature seriously?
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.
I have been but half a friend to her; and if she were not to feel this disappointment so very much, I am sure I have not an idea of any body else who would be at all desirable for her;William CoxeOh!
how terrible its disappointments! Behold yonder peasant tilling his field in peace and contentment!
A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.