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noun (countable) and (uncountable) (plural disappointments)
  1. (uncountable) The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.
Choking back his disappointment after his own team's splendid wins against Liverpool and Aston Villa, he said: "I've got to be humble and say we were beaten by a very good side." — Today, News Group Newspapers Ltd, 1992
  1. (countable) A circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
As the disappointments crowded in — the economy, Rhodesia, strife within the trade-union movement — w:Harold Wilson, Wilson tried the expedient of a semi-formal inner Cabinet, or Parliamentary Committee, as he misleadingly liked to call it. — Cabinet, Hennessy, Peter, Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1990

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