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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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But due to their disappointing attitude, it couldn't be done," he added.
On that side it cost us, it is extra income for the football club to come in, and it is disappointing."
"When you're winning 1-0 against a team at home naturally you push forward to try and get the goals so if we held off for probably 15, 20 minutes we probably would have got another one but to concede so early in the second half was clearly disappointing.
But we've suffered a bit at set pieces and it's disappointing."
"We've done so in the past - especially lately, we've done really well - that's the most disappointing thing."
Although England's performance that night proved to be a watershed in the development of his young side, Johnson reflects on the 12-10 defeat as his most disappointing in the job.
"No-one came to see me, I went to ask the questions and that was a bit disappointing when you're a senior pro," said Shorey.
CRIQUETTE HEAD-MAAREK said that Special Duty appeared "cramped" yesterday immediately after a disappointing show in the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes, in which the dual Classic-winning filly beat only one home, writes Jon Lees.
WE asked people at Redcar half-marathon for their verdicts on the England v USA game at the World Cup in South Africa Sharon Gayter, a 46-year-old runner from Guisborough, said: "I thought we were disappointing, especially after we got off to such a great start.
Summary: BEIRUT: Arab responses to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla massacre have been more disappointing than the Western reactions, according to Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.
3 March 2010 - Jyske Bank and Danske Equities have maintained their "sell" and "buy" ratings, respectively, on Danish biotech company Genmab A/S (CPH: GEN) after the latter yesterday posted its results for 2009 and gave a disappointing guidance for 2010.
EURO junior champion Stephanie Twell finished a disappointing 38th at the World Cross Country Championships in Jordan yesterday.
MICHAEL DAWSON has admitted winning the Carling Cup cannot mask Tottenham's disappointing league form this season.
IATA calls the DOT action "disappointing." DOT officials say such price setting, which has existed for five decades, fosters anti-competitive, anti-consumer business practices.
Being under 26, I was looking forward to reading the article, but it did not take me long to realize that this was one of the most disappointing articles you've ever written.