disappoint


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disappoint

verb break one's promise to, cause dissontent, dash one's expectation, deicere, discourage, disgruntle, dishearten, disillusion, disillusionize, displease, dissatisfy, fail, frustrari, hinder, let down, make dissatisfied, ruin one's prospects, spe depellere
See also: fail, foil, frustrate, lose
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Take my life if thou wilt, and say, the Jew, amidst his tortures, knew how to disappoint the Christian.
They might have made her unhappy had they found her happy, but as hopeless discontent was her normal state, and enjoyment but a rare accident, recriminatory passages with her father only put her into a bad humor, and did not in the least disappoint or humiliate her.
I sent round to him this morning on chance and he promised faithfully not to disappoint me.
We most earnestly recommend to you calmness and unanimity in this great and weighty affair, that the union may be brought to a happy conclusion, being the only EFFECTUAL way to secure our present and future happiness, and disappoint the designs of our and your enemies, who will doubtless, on this occasion, USE THEIR UTMOST ENDEAVORS TO PREVENT OR DELAY THIS UNION.
No qualification of wealth, of birth, of religious faith, or of civil profession is permitted to fetter the judgement or disappoint the inclination of the people.
I promised this trimming to Anna to remember me by, and I would not disappoint the dear girl for the world.
Alick said everybody was gone to church "but th' young missis"--so he called Dinah--but this did not disappoint Adam, although the "everybody" was so liberal as to include Nancy the dairymaid, whose works of necessity were not unfrequently incompatible with church-going.
It was not in the nature of the Frenchman to disappoint expectations so confidently formed; although he cat looking down the precipice which fronted him, as Richard turned his leaders into the quarry, with a pair of eyes that stood out like those of lobsters.