anticipointment

anticipointment
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.


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  • Anticipointment — A greatly awaited event that turns out to be a fizzer. For some, Y2K was an event of great anticipointment, especially if you were holed up in a shed in the desert surrounded by cans of Spam …   Dictionary of american slang

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