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Disappointments - thesaurus

Synonyms

disappointment

noun

someone or something that is not as good as you thought they would be

shame

noun

a reason for feeling sad or disappointed

blow

noun

an event that causes you to feel very sad, disappointed, or shocked

anticlimax

noun

something that is not as exciting as you expected it to be so that you feel disappointed

letdown

noun

something that makes you feel disappointed because it is not as good as you expected it to be

body blow

noun

a serious problem or a great disappointment, especially one that is sudden and unexpected

false dawn

noun

a situation in which you think that something good will happen, but it does not

betrayal

noun

the fact of being betrayed

downer

noun

informal something that makes you feel sad or disappointed

brave new world

noun

a society in which changes should have made people’s lives much better than before but in which people’s lives are really worse in many ways

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a kick in the teeth/stomach/guts

something that makes you feel very disappointed or upset, especially when you have been trying hard to achieve something

blind alley

noun

a process that was expected to bring useful results but in fact achieves nothing

the bubble bursts

used for describing the end of a situation that seemed extremely good

bummer

noun

informal something that is annoying or disappointing

damp squib

noun

Britishinformal an event that is far less impressive or exciting than you expected it to be

dud

noun

informal someone or something that is very disappointing

fizzer

noun

Australianinformal an event that makes you feel disappointed because it is not as good as you expected

fool’s gold

noun

something that you are very attracted to that you later find is not worth very much

might-have-been

noun

informal something that you wish had happened

non-event

noun

an event that is not as exciting as you expected it to be

one in the eye for someone

something that spoils someone’s plans or is a disappointment for them. This expression usually shows that you are pleased about this.

swizz

noun

Britishinformal something that makes you feel disappointed or feel you have been treated unfairly

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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