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Dissapoint vs. Disappoint: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on October 21, 2023
"Dissapoint" is an incorrect spelling. The correct form is "disappoint," which refers to the act of failing to meet expectations or hopes.

Which is correct: Dissapoint or Disappoint

How to spell Disappoint?

Dissapoint is Incorrect

Disappoint is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of the word "appointment," which also has a double 'p.'
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Oct 21, 2023
"Dis-" is a common prefix and is followed by "appoint," making it "disappoint."
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The word points to a "point" of failure, emphasizing the need for a single 's' and double 'p.'
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Visualize the disappointment on someone's face if you misspell the word.
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Oct 21, 2023
Use the phrase "Don't disappoint by misspelling disappoint" to reinforce the correct spelling.
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Oct 21, 2023
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Dissapoint and Disappoint Definitions

Dissapoint

Dissapoint is an incorrect spelling of disappoint.
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Sep 16, 2023

Disappoint

To let someone down by not meeting their hopes.
I hate to disappoint you, but I can't attend.
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Sep 16, 2023

Disappoint

To cause emotional letdown.
His actions disappoint his parents.
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Sep 16, 2023

Disappoint

To hinder or prevent the success of something.
The rain will disappoint our picnic plans.
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Disappoint

To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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Sep 13, 2023
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Disappoint

To frustrate or thwart
"I will not disappoint the confidence you have put in me" (Wayne A. Budd).
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Disappoint

To cause disappointment.
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Disappoint

(transitive) To sadden or displease (someone) by underperforming, or by not delivering something promised or hoped for.
His lack of respect disappointed her.
I was disappointed by last year’s revenue.
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Sep 13, 2023

Disappoint

(transitive) To deprive (someone of something expected or hoped for).
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Disappoint

To fail to meet (an expectation); to fail to fulfil (a hope).
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Disappoint

To show (an opinion, belief, etc.) to be mistaken.
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Disappoint

To prevent (something planned or attempted).
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Disappoint

(Internet slang) disappointed
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Disappoint

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 agreeably.
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Disappoint

To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.
His retiring foeShrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.
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Disappoint

Fail to meet the hopes or expectations of;
Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage
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Disappoint

To fail to fulfill expectations or wishes.
The movie did not disappoint its fans.
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Sep 16, 2023

Disappoint

To not satisfy a desire or need.
The outcome will disappoint your expectations.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of disappoint?

"Disappoint" is already a verb.
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Oct 21, 2023

What is the root word of disappoint?

Root words are "dis-" (reverse action) and "appoint" (to decide/set).
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Oct 21, 2023

Which vowel is used before disappoint?

The vowel 'o,' as in "to disappoint."
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Which conjunction is used with disappoint?

"And," "or," "but," depending on context.
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Oct 21, 2023

Which preposition is used with disappoint?

"To," as in "to disappoint," or "in," as in "disappoint in."
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Is disappoint a noun or adjective?

Verb.
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Oct 21, 2023

What is the plural form of disappoint?

Being a verb, it doesn't have a plural form.
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Why is it called disappoint?

Derived from Middle French "desappointer," meaning "to remove from office" or "not meet expectations."
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What is the pronunciation of disappoint?

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/
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What is the singular form of disappoint?

"Disappoint" is a verb; it doesn't have a singular form.
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Is disappoint an abstract noun?

No, it's a verb.
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Oct 21, 2023

Is the word disappoint imperative?

It can be used in an imperative sentence, e.g., "Don't disappoint me."
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Which determiner is used with disappoint?

None, as "disappoint" is typically a verb.
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Is disappoint a negative or positive word?

Generally negative.
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Is disappoint a countable noun?

No, it's a verb.
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Oct 21, 2023

How many syllables are in disappoint?

3.
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Oct 21, 2023

Is disappoint an adverb?

No.
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Oct 21, 2023

How do we divide disappoint into syllables?

Dis-ap-point.
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Oct 21, 2023

Is disappoint a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a consonant ('D').
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Oct 21, 2023

Is disappoint a collective noun?

No.
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Oct 21, 2023

Is the disappoint term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
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Oct 21, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in disappoint?

"Point."
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What part of speech is disappoint?

Verb.
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What is another term for disappoint?

Let down, fail.
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Oct 21, 2023

What is the first form of disappoint?

Disappoint (base form).
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What is the second form of disappoint?

Disappointed (past simple, past participle).
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Which article is used with disappoint?

"The" or "a," depending on the context.
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What is the opposite of disappoint?

Satisfy, please.
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What is the third form of disappoint?

Disappointing (present participle).
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How is disappoint used in a sentence?

"The results disappoint those who expected better performance."
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