dis·​ap·​point·​ing | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯin-tiŋ How to pronounce disappointing (audio) \

Definition of disappointing

: failing to meet expectations a disappointing meal

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disappointingly \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˈpȯin-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce disappointing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of disappointing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rahm was coming off a disappointing 17th-place finish at the Spanish Open last week in his return home after nearly two years. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Sky Wednesday to drop the best-of-five series 3-1, marking another disappointing finish to an otherwise promising season. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Kliff Kingsbury entered this season in need of a surge from his squad after last year’s disappointing finish and two underwhelming campaigns. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 Will Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard and his players bounce back after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Big Ten last season? Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Oct. 2021 There’s just the question of whether the Raiders can keep it up after a disappointing finish in 2020. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, 21 Sep. 2021 The Cowboys are massive, nine-point underdogs for the contest, their first following a disappointing 6-10 finish last year. Alex Kay, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The Hurricanes are determined to rebound from a disappointing finish in 2020 after losing their last two games to finish 8-3. Keven Lerner, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Aug. 2021 The disappointing finish came in her first race since winning the 100-meter dash in 10.86 seconds on the same track at the U.S. Olympic trials in June. NBC News, 23 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of disappointing

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disappointing was in 1530

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28 Oct 2021

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“Disappointing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointing. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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