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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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And besides, again, most men are disappointed in life, somehow or other, and influenced by their disappointment.
I hope I may not break down in that; but there, my being a disappointed man may show itself.
You have never been disappointed. That's easy to see.'
Now here's one of the advantages, or disadvantages, of knowing a disappointed man.
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.
And thus it was that deserving officer, Captain Kirk, was disappointed of his majority.
I was rather disappointed after I arrived to find that there are several other Americans here for the same purpose as myself.
And the reason only dawned on me as I drove back disappointed: they had followed me already to the gunsmith's!
"When they make sweeping comments it disappoints me.
"Obviously, we are disappointed in recent results, but being disappointed and being anti-Mark Hughes are two different things.
The survey of Sidney's manuscripts is the most thorough to date, but it disappoints by being cautious and inconclusive.
They will be disappointed. Woudhuysen's positivistic empiricism has little room for theoretical speculation or for what may be termed the sociology of the text.
"It's ridiculous to say I've had a bust-up with the manager and that type of talk disappoints you," Barmby said.