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English verb: disappoint

1. disappoint (emotion) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

SamplesHer boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage.

ExamplesThe bad news will disappoint him, The performance is likely to disappoint Sue

Synonymslet down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart

Narrower (hyponym)betray, come short, disenchant, disillusion, fail, fall short

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