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10 Ways to Say “Disappointed”

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In this lesson, we will be learning 10 different ways to say that you are disappointed so that you can improve and enrich your vocabulary a great deal.


The adjective disappointed means unhappy because your hopes or expectations didn’t come true as someone or something wasn’t good enough.


Disillusioned


Meaning: Someone can be disillusioned with something because it is not as good as you expected.


Examples:
I’ll boycott voting. I feel disillusioned with politics in this country.
All students were disillusioned with their new teacher. He was not what they expected.


Let down


Meaning: disappoint someone by failing to do what they expected you to do.


Examples:
Will you help me do the project? Please, don’t let me down!
The employees in our company feel badly let down because their salaries were cut down.


Disenchanted


Meaning: feeling disappointed because something proved to be bad and unworthy.


Examples:
People are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the government after the war started.
After the divorce, Michael felt pretty disenchanted with married life.


Crestfallen


Meaning: feeling unhappy and disappointed.


Examples:
Sara felt crestfallen when she found out that her wallet was missing.
When they announced the results, many players were crestfallen.


Bitter


Meaning: feeling of unhappiness and anger because of the things from the past.


Examples:
Claudia felt bitter because she couldn’t forget the fight she had with Pauline.
Although there was nothing he could do about it, William felt bitter about his divorce
.

10 Ways to say “Disappointed”


Discouraged


Meaning: lose enthusiasm and confidence.


Examples:
Adam felt a bit discouraged after his boss criticised him.
Travis easily gets discouraged when he can’t find the solution to his problems.


Disheartened


Meaning: lose your hope, confidence and enthusiasm after you experienced disappointment.


Examples:
Terry was totally disheartened, but he still hoped everything would get back to normal.
Everybody gets disheartened sometimes. Even so, we must keep trying.


Dispirited


Meaning: lose enthusiasm and excitement about something.


Examples:
Her mother felt bitterly dispirited by her daughter’s decision to marry a criminal.
Older and dispirited employees cannot continue under stress much longer.


Gutted


Meaning: very disappointed.


Examples:
Brian felt gutted for months when he broke up with Shirley.
When she realised her boyfriend didn’t come to see her off, Joyce felt bitter and gutted.


On a downer


Meaning: disappointed and depressed.


Examples:
After our team lost, we were a bit on a downer.
You must have been on a downer after you l
ost your job.

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