CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
dis-, 不，非，使相反。appoint, 指定。即没有指定，任命，引申义失望。
- disappoint:  Disappoint (a borrowing from French désappointer) originally meant ‘remove from a post or office, sack’ – that is, literally, ‘deprive of an appointment’; ‘A monarch … hath power … to appoint or to disappoint the greatest officers’, Thomas Bowes, De La Primaudraye’s French academie 1586. This semantic line has now died out, but parallel with it was a sense ‘fail to keep an appointment’, which appears to be the ancestor of modern English ‘fail to satisfy, frustrate, thwart’.
- disappoint (v.)
- early 15c., "dispossess of appointed office," from Middle French desappointer (14c.) "undo the appointment, remove from office," from des- (see dis-) + appointer "appoint" (see appoint).
Modern sense of "to frustrate expectations" (late 15c.) is from secondary meaning of "fail to keep an appointment." Related: Disappointed; disappointing.
- 1. Her decision to cancel the concert is bound to disappoint her fans.
- 2. He's building me up too much — I may disappoint him.
- 3. I'm sorry to disappoint your hope.
- 4. Rather than break her appointment and disappoint me, Katie again took the car.
- 5. I promised to buy my son a new bicycle but I had to disappoint him.
[ disappoint 造句 ]