Definition of disappointment:
grief, blunder, abortion, regret, remorse, washout, impasse, setback, depression, lemon, downfall, success, sorrow, vexation, dissatisfaction, happy, discomposure, frustration, dismay, nonfulfillment, achievement, blind alley, mischance, shipwreck, defeat, mishap, misery, disgruntlement, displeasure, chagrin, faux pas, fizzle, fiasco, calamity, disillusion, miscarriage, desolation, inefficacy, error, frost, bungle, flash in the pan, bummer, misfortune, obstacle, failure, balk, slip, let down, check, satisfaction, mortification, miscalculation, mistake, bust, letdown, bringdown, shame, sadness, dud, humiliation, discontentment, dashing hopes, discontent, despondency, confusion, miss, distress.
- "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
- "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
- "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.