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disappointment

Roget category 509

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.6. Extension of thought
›› 4.6.2. To the future

#509. [Failure of expectation.] Disappointment

noun

disappointmentblighted hope, balkblowanticlimaxslip 'twixt cup and lipnonfulfillment of one's hopessad disappointment, bitter disappointmenttrick of fortuneafterclapfalse expectation, vain expectationmiscalculation etc. 481fool's paradisemuch cry and little wool.

verb

be disappointed look blank, look bluelook aghast, stand aghast etc. (wonder) 870find to one's costlaugh on the wrong side of one's mouthfind one a false prophet.
not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation.
[cause to be disappointed] disappointfrustrate, discomfit, crush, defeat (failure) 732crush one's hope, dash one's hope, balk one's hope, disappoint one's hope, blight one's hope, falsify one's hope, defeat one's hope, discouragebalk, jilt, bilkplay one false, play a trickdash the cup from the lips, tantalizedumfound, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dumfounder (astonish) 870.

adjective

disappointed etc. v. — disconcerted, aghastdisgruntled out of one's reckoning.

phrase

the mountain labored and brought forth a mouseparturiunt montes [Lat.]nascitur ridiculus mus [Lat.] [Horace]; diis aliter visum [Lat.], the bubble burstone's countenance falling.

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