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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·ap·point /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ap·point v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disapointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disappointing.]
 1. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.
    I was disappointed, but very agreeably.   --Macaulay.
 Note:Disappointed of a thing not obtained; disappointed in a thing obtained.
 2. To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.
 His retiring foe
 Shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- To tantalize; fail; frustrate; balk; baffle; delude; foil; defeat. See Tantalize.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend
          let her down when he did not propose marriage" [syn: let