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let down

(Disappointing outcome), noun dash one's hopes, defeat one's expectations, disappointment, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, dissatisfaction, failure, failure to live up to expectations, fall, fallen short, feelings of failure, thwarted hopes

let down

(Rest), noun abatement, allayment, diminution, drugging, easing, lessening, let up, loosening, mitigation, reduction, relaxation, slackening, slacking off
See also: betray, disappoint, disappointed, frustrate
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Scared because it meant that even from within the prison system the perpetrator was able to reach me - let down because the system had been unable to stop him getting in touch even though the crime he is serving time for is harassment through unwanted and ongoing contact.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted the family of baby William Mead, left, had been let down by the NHS.
He's been let down by public transport and arrived back late.
Summary: The Crown Prosecution Service has defended itself against accusations that a mother, who killed herself, was let down by the court system.
Speaking outside court, Downing, 27, said he was "very pleased" with the outcome but also felt sorely let down by his former agent.
One woman wrote: "We have been let down by the Government.
Bannan said: "I have let down my family, my club, the supporters of Aston Villa, all of the people who have helped me to get to this stage in my football career and I have let down myself.
He said the officers were decent people from decent families who have been let down by the justice system they serve and made to feel like they themselves have been on trial.
Being short of time, I use Sainsbury's online service and am repeatedly let down when time after time Sainsbury's delivers products that go off the next day or the day after.
SICKENED Blue Toon boss Steve Paterson felt let down by his flops and vowed to wield the axe in January.