anticipointment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of anticipation and disappointment

Noun[edit]

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.