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

You are right. :oops:

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 :up: :up: :up:

:?:
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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joetmh said:
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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nicolas said:
Dear RonBee,

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

:?:
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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Casiopea said:
joetmh said:
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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nicolas said:
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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You could also say dissapointed that.

  • We were disappointed that they lost the game.

:D
 

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CitySpeak said:
nicolas said:
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

You can also have 'disappointed by':
He was very disappointed by the team's performance.

BTW- Welcome back. ;-)
 

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disappointed that:

  • I am not disappointed that we have so many new members on this forum.

:D
 
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tdol said:
CitySpeak said:
nicolas said:
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

You can also have 'disappointed by':
He was very disappointed by the team's performance.

BTW- Welcome back. ;-)


Thanks, :) 8)

There are so many ways to be disappointed.

:( :x :) 8) :shock:
 

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There are so many ways to be disappointed.

So true. :wink:

Welcome to our friendly forum!

:hi:
 
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thanx everybody for all the "disappoint"s... :)

Guessed my msg not only helped me out but also benefits others.. hehe...
well, sometimes, we didn't realize that we actually are so confuse about certain parts of english.
 

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I am glad you weren't disappointed with all the responses.

I am glad you weren't disappointed about getting so many responses.

I am glad that you weren't disappointed that you got so many responses.

I am glad you weren't disappointed in us for the way we responded to your question.

I hope you haven't been disappointed in your expectations.

I am glad you haven't been disappointed by the way we have explained things you.

:wink:
 

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CitySpeak said:
There are so many ways to be disappointed.


And so few to be appointed. ;-(
 
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tdol said:
CitySpeak said:
There are so many ways to be disappointed.


And so few to be appointed. ;-(


We have to do our own appointing some times. Appoint yourself.

I appoint myself to _______________ . - ?
 
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