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

 dis·ap·point·ment /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ap·point·ment n.
 1. The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.
    If we hope for things of which we have not thoroughly considered the value, our disappointment will be greater than our pleasure in the fruition of them.   --Addison.
    In disappointment thou canst bless.   --Keble.
 2. That which disappoints.
 Syn: -- Miscarriage; frustration; balk.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your
           expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high
           he was doomed to disappointment" [syn: letdown]
      2: an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone [syn: dashing