Definition of disappointingly in English:

disappointingly

adverb

  • 1In a manner that fails to fulfil someone's hopes or expectations.

    ‘the concert ended disappointingly’
    as submodifier ‘the audience was disappointingly small’
    • ‘The left has made disappointingly slow progress in building a meritocratic society.’
    • ‘The day started disappointingly with no umpires turning up.’
    • ‘Rapley could have taken the game into extra time when he latched on to a long clearance but shot disappointingly wide.’
    • ‘After a bright opening they lost their way and finished disappointingly.’
    • ‘Ossett were crowned champions two years ago but were not promoted and performed disappointingly last season.’
    • ‘Both candidates polled disappointingly in this Senate election.’
    • ‘The last time we played here, we know we lost disappointingly.’
    • ‘For all the vast erudition which so impressed his contemporaries, he wrote disappointingly little.’
    • ‘At the 1972 Games, the Briton ran disappointingly in the 10,000m to finish sixth.’
    • ‘As a film, it lends itself well to feelings and sets; as a story, it often falls disappointingly flat.’
  • 2sentence adverb Used to express disappointment at an event or situation.

    ‘disappointingly, bad weather forced the cancellation of my trip’
    • ‘Yet, disappointingly, few of the scholarly articles are mentioned in the notes or bibliography.’
    • ‘Disappointingly soon, the helicopters whisk us back to camp.’
    • ‘Disappointingly, however, bad weather forced the cancellation of my whale-watching trip.’
    • ‘Unfortunately - and disappointingly - the official data does show the lengths of parenting leave by gender.’
    • ‘However, unsurprisingly, but nonetheless disappointingly, the book for me, fails to achieve this goal.’
    • ‘Secondly, and perhaps disappointingly, pretty much the only thing taught about him is those seven unforgettable words.’
    • ‘Indeed, unusually and disappointingly, his decision not only quotes but actually relies upon a Washington Post OpEd on the issue!’
    • ‘Surprisingly, perhaps a bit disappointingly, the menu has not been renovated as extensively as the dining room.’
    • ‘Disappointingly, though, she offers very little that is unfamiliar about Thomas Jefferson.’
    • ‘Perhaps disappointingly, investigation techniques such as shadowing or discreetly checking out somebody's background take up just a small fraction of the course.’

Pronunciation

disappointingly

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋli/