|1.||[ adjective ] disappointingly unsuccessful|
|Synonyms:||disappointed foiled discomfited thwarted defeated|
"disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions" "their foiled attempt to capture Calais" "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers" "his best efforts were thwarted"
|2.||[ adjective ] used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement|
|Synonyms:||discouraged balked baffled|