anticipointment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of anticipation +‎ disappointment

Noun[edit]

anticipointment (countable and uncountable, plural anticipointments)

  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 the new film guaranteed that fans would experience anticipointment.