Meaning of disappointing in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/

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  • Failing to fulfil someone's hopes or expectations.

    ‘the team made a disappointing start’
    • ‘it was disappointing that there were relatively few possibilities’
    • ‘He said it was very disappointing that at some home games the travelling team had more support than Easkey.’
    • ‘He said it was very disappointing that so many prisoners were reconvicted within two years.’
    • ‘I always find it kind of disappointing that you stop seeing his stuff after a while.’
    • ‘"It was a bitterly disappointing result and we did not play well, " he admitted.’
    • ‘Lancashire will be aiming for revenge after they suffered a bitterly disappointing defeat at Leicester last month.’
    • ‘They are a solid group of people and they will stick together after what was a bitterly disappointing defeat.’
    • ‘In a hugely disappointing season for the Saints, Knight was a decided bright spot.’
    • ‘Research on controlled fusion power has now been going on for a half century with somewhat disappointing results.’
    • ‘The book had a rather disappointing ending because she is " rescued " again by another man.’
    • ‘After all the effort that s been put in over the years it must be particularly disappointing for local people.’
    • ‘Yet, in spite of all that, this writer found it disappointing.’
    • ‘We find it disappointing and, for someone of your standing, surprising.’
    • ‘The Huskies hope to rebound from a disappointing fifth place finish in Hockey East.’
    • ‘Kerry's disappointing third place finish in New Hampshire might compel him to drop out.’
    • ‘Don't let a disappointing performance from your last meet affect your next meet.’
    • ‘Northerly needed to show some return to form after two disappointing starts in August.’
    • ‘Kilner will also be looking for more from his forwards after their disappointing showing on Saturday.’
    • ‘Once again, the audio is slightly disappointing due to the lack of commentary.’
    • ‘People have their reasons, it's just… slightly disappointing is all.’
    • ‘In addition, the response by the government to such reports has frequently been conspicuously disappointing.’
    saddening, disheartening, dispiriting, discouraging, upsetting, dismaying, depressing, distressing
    unsatisfactory, inadequate, insufficient, unworthy, substandard, not good enough
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