Definition of disappointing
: failing to meet expectations a disappointing meal
disappointinglyplay \-ˈpȯin-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of disappointing from the Web
At national level, the mixed-ownership trials have been disappointing.
On the ground, though, a number of the rides were still under development, disappointing children.
Suit/Coat Lining Repair Few sounds are as unmistakable (and disappointing) as that of tearing silk.
While Muguruza hit freely and moved with a fluid ease, Rybarikova’s performance was disappointing on its own.
Worse, made up of human beings, its history is complicated and often disappointing.
Peraza appreciates the faith the organization is showing in him, despite his disappointing results on offense compared to a year ago.
The negative buzz became particularly loud after the party’s biggest special-election hope, Georgia’s Jon Ossoff, suffered a disappointing loss, in the wake of Republicans running many millions of dollars of ads linking the candidate to Pelosi.
Which 10 members of the 2017 team will prove to be the difference between a successful season or a disappointing one?
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