UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dis′ə pointing)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. what a disappointing [day, party]!
  2. got disappointing news [about, from]
  3. suffered a disappointing [loss, defeat]
  4. [had, gave, put on] a disappointing performance
  5. [returned, produced] disappointing results
  6. a disappointing end to the [book, movie]
  7. the end of a disappointing season
  8. the disappointing thing (about it) is
  9. the most disappointing part [is, was]
  10. is disappointing to [see, hear, have, find]
  11. is disappointing that
  12. disappointing at [times, first]
  13. is disappointing, to say the least
  14. [rather, somewhat, really, a bit, very] disappointing
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. disappointed [his teacher, their fans, the public, viewers, her readers, the coach]
  2. the [movie, performance, team, decision] disappointed her
  3. disappointed by the [movie]
  4. [really, greatly, hugely] disappointed us
  5. his [parents, teachers] were disappointed by the [report, grades, results]
  6. disappointed her [parents]
  7. disappointed to [learn, read, see, find out, hear]
  8. their [attitude, behavior, ingratitude] (really) disappointed me
  9. the [rejection, loss, failure] disappointed me
  10. [shares, earnings, results, dividends] have disappointed [investors]
  11. [shares] have disappointed [investors, shareholders]
  12. disappointed [all, every, everyone]
  13. disappointed [hopes, ambitions, expectations]
  14. disappoint [hopes] by [saying, declaring, removing]
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