disappoint, v. 1. fail [s.o.], dissatisfy disillusion, disenchant, let [s.o.] down; delude, mislead, deceive; abandon, leave in the lurch, stand [s.o.] up.
2. defeat, frustrate, thwart, foil, balk; hinder, hamper, impede, interfere, interrupt, intervene; baffle, disconcert, dumfound.
disappointed, adj. discouraged, depressed, disillu sioned, dissatisfied, disenchanted, discontented; frustrated, thwarted, foiled, balked; abandoned, failed.
disappointment, n. 1. nonfulfillment, nonsuccess, failure, defeat, inefficacy; thwarting, foiling, setback, balk; miscarriage, abortion; fiasco. Inf. washout, fizzle, flash in the pan, Inf no-go, shipwreck.
2. disillusionment, letdown, dissatisfaction, discontent; mortification, chagrin, frustration, bafflement; regret, rue, sorrow, pain; bitter pill, Inf. body blow, Inf. comedown.
disapproval, n. 1. disapprobation, objection, exception, disparagement, discountenance; deprecation, declamation, detraction; dislike, disfavor, displeasure, dissatisfaction; censure, animadversion, criticism; condemnation, denunciation, objurgation, berating; reprehension, reproach, rebuke, reproof; remonstration, expostulation, admonition.
2. boo, hiss, hoot, jeer, whistle, catcall, U.S. Bronx cheer, raspberry; frown, scowl, glower, glare, black look, dirty look; nay, veto, thumbs down, rejection, denial, negation, refusal, disallowal; protest, demonstration, sit-in, boycott.
disapprove, v. 1. disfavor, deprecate, protest against, object to; remonstrate, expostulate, be against, come out against; disparage, discountenance, look dimly upon, take exception to, think ill of, dislike; frown upon, take a dim view of, look askance at, Literary, set one's face against; censure, denounce, deplore, animadvert on, curse, objurgate, berate, Obs. exprobate; condemn, criticize, reprobate, cry down, declaim, decry; inveigh against, rail against, run down, put down, Inf. knock down; reproach, rebuke, reprove, reprehend; admonish, chide, scold, castigate, upbraid.
2. veto, disallow, vote down, turn down, turn thumbs down; refuse to sanction, withhold assent, say no to, disaffirm; refuse, reject, deny, negate, negative, spurn.
disarm, v. 1. unarm, unman, disable, render defenseless or helpless or powerless, take the teeth out of.
2. lay down arms, sheathe the sword, turn swords into plowshares; demobilize, demilitarize, deactivate, disband.
3. set at ease, put [s.o.'s] mind at ease; calm, calm [s.o.] down, mollify, appease, conciliate, propitiate, reconcile.
disarmament, n. demobilization, demilitarization, deactivation, disbanding, mustering out; weapons control, arms limitation.
disarrange, v. 1. disorder, put out of order, displace, dislocate, move out of place; disorganize, unsettle, disturb, shake or shake up, discompose, derange; throw into disorder, disarray, dishevel, tumble, tousle; mess or mess up, Inf muss or muss up, rumple or rumple up; turn upside down, Inf. turn topsy-turvy, make a shambles of; clutter, litter, scatter or strew objects about.
2. mix or mix up, shuffle, jumble, scramble; confuse, muddle, shake, fuddle, Brit. SI. muzz, snarl, SI. ball up; bungle, spoil, upset, upset the apple cart, SI. foul up, Inf. bollix up, SI. screw up.
disarray, v. 1. disorder, dishevel, mess or mess up, disarrange. See - disarrange.