Disappointment - Intermediate

Sometimes you are expecting something to be good and in the end it is less good than you were expecting. Here are ten phrases you can use to show your disappointment.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. What a pity / shame!
  2. How disappointing!
  3. That's too bad.
  4. What a bummer!
  5. What a let-down!
  6. That's (just) so disappointing!
  7. I was so looking forward to..
  8. We had high hopes for...
  9. It did not live up to expectation.
  10. What we had been led to expect was..
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrases 1 and 2 show quite a strong feeling of sadness at a personal disappointment.
  2. Phrase 3 is often used to sympathise with another person's disapointment.
  3. Phrases 4 and 5 are very informal and may be used to show anger or sadness at your own or other people's misfortune.
  4. Phrases 7 and 8 emphasise the expectations that you had before the more negative result.
  5. Phrase 9 is more formal and could be used in a formal letter of complaint.
  6. Phrase 10 can be used in formal letters of complaint to explain what you had believed because of worng information you were given.

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