disappointing

adjective
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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Other Words from disappointing

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

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Dragon Age 4, V1 Last week Kotaku published an article about Anthem and what happened behind-the-scenes leading up to a largely disappointing release. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Yakuza Kiwami 2 confirmed for PC next month, H1Z1's new developers call it quits," 12 Apr. 2019 There's also nothing more disappointing than messing it up. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg Every Time," 8 Apr. 2019 What Maddon expected to be his best starting five as Cubs manager has been his most disappointing. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Kyle Hendricks' mastery of Giants suggests sabbatical over for 'The Professor'," 10 July 2018 The transaction ended Biyombo’s deeply disappointing two-year tenure with the Magic. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Steve Clifford sees possibilities with Jerian Grant, Timofey Mozgov," 8 July 2018 Newsletter Sign-up Semiconductor-equipment supplier Applied Materials Inc. last week issued disappointing guidance, and Chief Executive Gary Dickerson described market conditions in the second half of the year as challenging. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Durable-Goods Orders Decrease, a Sign of Slowing Momentum in Fourth Quarter," 21 Nov. 2018 His statistics for goals and assists are slightly disappointing, but his impact on his team is the most important thing, and that is what Loftus-Cheek brings. SI.com, "Why Ruben Loftus-Cheek Will Make it at Chelsea Following Breakout Season at Crystal Palace," 12 July 2018 This one was particularly disappointing, since the cast — including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Nat Faxon, Billy Eichner, and Cobie Smulders — offers so much promise. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "A guide to good Netflix vs. bad Netflix," 21 June 2018 Their enthusiasm, bless them, was unabated by my disappointing performance. Jay Willis, GQ, "Adult Swam: The Joy of Finally Learning How to Swim," 1 June 2018

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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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