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  • 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

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISAPPOINTED, participle passive Defeated of expectation, hope, desire, or design; frustrated.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISAPPOINTING, participle present tense Defeating of expectation, hope, desire or purpose; frustrating.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.