VI. EXTENSION OF THOUGHT
2. To the Future
[Failure of expectation] Disappointment.
[Nouns] disappointment; blighted hope, balk; blow; slip 'twixt cup and lip; nonfulfillment of one's hopes; sad disappointment, bitter disappointment; trick of fortune; afterclap; false expectation, vain expectation; miscalculation [more]; fool's paradise; much cry and little wool.
[Verbs] be disapppointed; look blank, look blue; look aghast, stand aghast (wonder) [more]; find to one's cost; laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; find one a false prophet.
not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation.
disappoint; crush one's hope, dash one's hope, balk one's hope, disappoint one's hope, blight one's hope, falsify one's hope, defeat one's hope; balk, jilt, bilk; play one false, play a trick; dash the cup from the lips, tantalize; dumfounder.