Dis`ap*point" (?), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Disapointed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Disappointing.] [OF. desapointier, F.
désappointer; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
apointier, F. appointier, to appoint. See
Appoint.] 1. To defeat of expectation or
hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected,
hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his
hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions,
expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season
disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat
disappoints an enemy of his spoil.
I was disappointed, but very
&fist; Disappointed of a thing not obtained;
disappointed in a thing obtained.
2. To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of
His retiring foe
Shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.
Syn. -- To tantalize; fail; frustrate; balk; baffle;
delude; foil; defeat. See Tantalize.