disappointment collocations and examples

 UK /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt/

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a disappointed feeling

Adjectives frequently used with disappointment
bitter, considerable, crushing, deep, extreme, grave, great, immense, intense, massive, profound, severe, utterHe expressed extreme disappointment in the company’s performance.I found to my great disappointment that the book was out of print.
Verbs frequently used with disappointment
feel disappointment: experience, feel, share, sufferI share your disappointment that more girls are not choosing careers in science.hide your disappointment: conceal, hide“It wasn’t too bad,” said Rory, trying to conceal his disappointment at not being closer.show your disappointment: express, voiceDavies was quick to voice his disappointment with the referee.cause disappointment: cause, compoundSorry for any disappointment caused to regular visitors.reduce or deal with disappointment: avoid, offset, overcome, temperYou have to be able to overcome minor disappointments.
Verbs that frequently follow disappointment
arise, await someone, followDisappointment awaits the overconfident!
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with disappointment
anger, discouragement, disillusion, disillusionment, dismay, frustration, grief, hurt, regret, sadness, sorrow, surprise, vexationFrustration and disappointment with the service could lead customers to go elsewhere.

someone or something disappointing

Adjectives frequently used with disappointment
big: big, bitter, considerable, crushing, great, huge, major, massive, profound, severe, terribleThis came as a bitter disappointment to all involved.It is great disappointment that Government has refused to act.small: slightThe one slight disappointment was the lack of original material.
Verbs frequently used with disappointment
be, come as, proveHe rehearsed very hard for the concert, which unfortunately proved a great disappointment.
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