DISAPPOINT, v.t. dis and appoint; properly, to unfix or unsettle.
1. To defeat of expectation, wish, hope, desire or intention; to frustrate; to balk; to hinder from the possession or enjoyment of that which was intended, desired, hoped or expected. We say, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions or expectations are disappointed. A bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil The man promised me a visit, by he disappointed me.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed. Proverbs 15.
2. To frustrate; to prevent an effect intended.
The retiring foe shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the blow.