anticipointment

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of anticipation and disappointment

NounEdit

anticipointment (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The state of mind resulting from excitedly anticipating a strongly promoted product, event, film, etc, and then being disappointed when it fails to meet the expectations generated by this promotion.
    The unparalleled media hype surrounding Star Wars: The Phantom Menace guaranteed that fans would experience anticipointment.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 16:50