AskDefine | Define letdown

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letdown n : a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment" [syn: disappointment]

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letdown (Plural: letdowns)
  1. Disappointment, the sad state of not living up to expectations.
    It's such a letdown, I thought it was going to be better than this.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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