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disappoint (someone or oneself) with (something)

To do something that upsets or disheartens someone or oneself. I know that I disappointed my parents with my low grades this semester.
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disappoint someone with someone or something

to displease someone with someone or something. I hope I haven't disappointed you with the modest size of the donation. I disappointed myself with my performance.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then Gowan asserting his rights as a disappointed man who had his grudge against the family, and who, perhaps, had allowed his mother to have them there, as much in the hope it might give them some annoyance as with any other benevolent object, aired his pencil and his poverty ostentatiously before them, and told them he hoped in time to settle a crust of bread and cheese on his wife, and that he begged such of them as (more fortunate than himself) came in for any good thing, and could buy a picture, to please to remember the poor painter.
which seems to disappoint the people asking these experts for their opinion.
MILAN JOVANOVIC and Roy Hodgson have apologised to Liverpool fans for the club's humiliating Carling Cup exit at Anfield The Serbian international was among the scorers against Northampton as the Reds crashed out of the competition at the first hurdle, but was one of many players to disappoint on Wednesday.
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has already had to disappoint a number of the United first-team squad but he has reminded the players who missed out against Chelsea they will be given a chance this season.
Melbourne, Apr 7 (ANI): ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus is just not in favour of the band's reunion because he feels that it would disappoint their fans.he 4 member group - including Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog - parted in the early 1980s.
The thing that will disappoint most is the maintenance ( despite the Secretary of State's words ( of the vocational-academic divide.
People are disappointed by, and irritated with the poor quality of services provided by many public institutions and by the apparent duplication of services between levels of government and within the federal government itself."
Christopher Ambler, president of Image Online Design, won't put it so strongly, but he's clearly disappointed. "ICANN's decision was based on clearly incorrect information," he says.
But before you get too disappointed, there are ways in which humans can read minds using our "normal" (as opposed to "paranormal") senses.
I am very disappointed in the July 1999 issue with the theme "Technology: Tools for Managing Information." I am disappointed in the content of the magazine, not the quality.
On his return to the resort, Robert Parker said he was "highly disappointed" about the 41 to 19 vote that, without some legal loophole being found, would effectively eliminate gambling from coming before the voters as a statewide issue until 1999.
For this reason, TEI is disappointed by the recent decision of the House Appropriations Committee to cut more than $500 million from the Administration's fiscal year 1995 budget request.
This time Byron wasn't even disappointed. Such a tree is truly a wonder to behold, and no one as familiar with trees as Byron Carmean is could fail to appreciate it.
Qualcomm is "disappointed" with the decision by EU antitrust regulators to continue an investigation into a case where it has been accused of charging below cost prices to impede Icera, a British phone software maker, Reuters reports.
But kids were left disappointed after the event turned into chaos when thousands of people descended on stores across the country.