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unpromising

adjective un·prom·is·ing \-ˈprä-mə-siŋ\

: not likely to be successful or good

Full Definition of UNPROMISING

:  appearing unlikely to prove worthwhile or result favorably <an unpromising beginning>
un·prom·is·ing·ly \-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNPROMISING

  1. Things got off to an unpromising start.
  2. She can do a lot with unpromising material.

First Known Use of UNPROMISING

1663

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