: unhappy because
things did not happen in the way you hoped they would, or were not as good as
you expected them to be
I felt a little disappointed when she
didn't come to the party.
The hall was already full, and hundreds of
disappointed fans were turned away at the door.
I'm very disappointed in both of you—I
guess I expected better behavior.
I was disappointed with the grade I got in
my Maths exam.
The children were very disappointed that we
couldn't go to the zoo.
We were disappointed to find that the
museum was closed.
He was bitterly disappointed when an injury
prevented him from competing in the Olympic Games.
feel let down
: to feel
disappointed because someone did not do what they promised to do, or did not
help you when you needed them
No wonder the nurses feel let down—they
were promised a big pay increase, but nothing has happened.
They were ashamed of their daughter's
behavior, and felt badly let down.
I felt let down when I saw the film.
because you realize that a person, belief, way of life etc. is not as good as
you thought they were
Disillusioned voters are turning against
As she grew older, Laura became
increasingly disillusioned with politics.
Japanese college students in particular are
disillusioned by the restrictions placed on them by society.
: looking very
disappointed and sad
Steve looked crestfallen as he returned
from the mailbox empty-handed.
She ripped open the package but found
nothing in it but shoes. She was crestfallen.
: disappointed with
something that you used to enjoy or believe in, or with someone you used to
have great respect for
The party's greatest problem is trying to
win back the support of its own disenchanted members.
After three divorces he must be pretty
disenchanted with married life.
's pretty bummed
about not getting the scholarship.
: used when telling someone that
you feel disappointed and wish that the situation was different
t come to the party.
always felt sorry that she hadn
t got to know him better.