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    Default disappointed with/ at?

    is it disappointed with? or disappointed at?

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    Say disappointed with.

    :)

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    Dear RonBee,

    But in dictionary, I could find
    1. We were disappointed at the result.
    2. His parents were disappointed with him.


    So maybe we should know what he/she wants to say?

    Have a nice weekend :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas

    But in dictionary, I could find
    1. We were disappointed at the result.
    2. His parents were disappointed with him.
    You are right.

    You can use disappointed with at, with, and quite a few other words. I hope you are not too disappointed with me for getting that wrong. :wink:

    I do think people are most likely to use disappointed with (or disappointed in) when talking about a person.

    I hope I don't disappoint you further. :wink:



    Watch this thread for more disappointment.

    :wink:

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    Dear RonBee,

    >I hope I don't disappoint you further.
    No, you are great at teaching us English and you are very enthusiastic


    So we could say:
    1. We are disappointed at something.
    2. We are disappointed with/in someone/some country.
    3. We are disappointed in something.

    Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetmh
    Is it disappointed with or disappointed at?
    The way I see it is:

    disappointed in you (inside: your character)
    disappointed with you (outside: your actions)
    disappointed at you (point in space: your position) *odd

    :D

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    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    Dear RonBee,

    >I hope I don't disappoint you further.
    No, you are great at teaching us English and you are very enthusiastic


    So we could say:
    1. We are disappointed at something.
    2. We are disappointed with/in someone/some country.
    3. We are disappointed in something.

    Am I right?
    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    Thanks for the kudos. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by joetmh
    Is it disappointed with or disappointed at?
    The way I see it is:

    disappointed in you (inside: your character)
    disappointed with you (outside: your actions)
    disappointed at you (point in space: your position) *odd

    :D
    That's a good analysis.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    Dear RonBee,

    But in dictionary, I could find
    1. We were disappointed at the result.
    2. His parents were disappointed with him.


    So maybe we should know what he/she wants to say?

    Have a nice weekend :D

    Another possibility is "disappointed about".

    Everyone was very disappointed about the baseball team's loss. It didn't bother me. I'm completely indifferent to it.

    indifferent - not interested in something - If you are indifferent to something, it is of no importance to you.

    The preposition "to" usually follows the adjective "indifferent".

    indifferent to

    to be indifferent to

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