- disappoint used once.
- disappointed used once.
- disappointeth used once.
- Bible Reference: Psalms 17:13
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H6923 Used 1 time
DISAPPOINT, verb transitive [dis and appoint; properly, to unfix or unsettle.]
1. To defeat of expectation, wish, hope, desire or intention; to frustrate; to balk; to hinder from the possession or enjoyment of that which was intended, desired, hoped or expected. We say, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions or expectations are disappointed. A bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil The man promised me a visit, by he disappointed me.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed. Proverbs 15:22.
2. To frustrate; to prevent an effect intended.
The retiring foe shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.
DISAPPOINTED, participle passive Defeated of expectation, hope, desire, or design; frustrated.
DISAPPOINTING, participle present tense Defeating of expectation, hope, desire or purpose; frustrating.
DISAPPOINTMENT, noun Defeat or failure of expectation, hope, wish, desire or intention; miscarriage of design or plan.
We are apt to complain of the disappointment of our hopes and schemes, but disappointments often prove blessings and save us from calamity or ruin.