Disappointment is the emotion felt when a strongly held expectation of something desired is not met. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Emotion (disambiguation). ... expectation in the context of probability theory and statistics, see expected value. ...
One might be disappointed to drop a snow cone, as the person will no longer be able to enjoy it.
Example: A famous singer promises his fans a concert to remember. People have bought tickets to see the singer live. Personal issues or bad weather causes the concert to be cancelled or postponed indefinitely, leading to disappointment. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2388x1608, 1930 KB) Oh, Im so stupid! I dropped my innocent little snow cone on the ground! Photographed by Brandon Dilbeck on September 11, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2388x1608, 1930 KB) Oh, Im so stupid! I dropped my innocent little snow cone on the ground! Photographed by Brandon Dilbeck on September 11, 2006. ...
Disappointment can also occur when a desired outcome is not met, even if it was not fully expected.
The Great Disappointment was a period in the early history of certain Christian denominations in the United States, which began when Jesus failed to reappear on the appointed day of October 22, 1844 as some Christians had expected.
Miller recorded his personal disappointment in his memoirs: "Were I to live my life over again, with the same evidence that I then had, to be honest with God and man, I should have to do as I have done.
The Great Disappointment is viewed as an example of how the psychological phenomenon of cognitive dissonance manifests itself through failed prophecies which often arise in a religious context.
Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean.
The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seamen of the treacherous river bar known by then as "the graveyard of the Pacific." This is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast.
In 1862, Cape Disappointment was armed with smoothbore cannons to protect the mouth of the Columbia River from enemies.
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