dis·ap·point·ing | \-ˈpȯin-tiŋ \

Definition of disappointing 

: failing to meet expectations a disappointing meal

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disappointingly \-ˈpȯin-tiŋ-lē \ adverb

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If you, like me, have been lamenting the lack of good, traditional arcade racing games ever since Burnout Paradise drove the concept into an open-world ditch, this may sound a little disappointing. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Onrush is basically Overwatch on wheels," 8 June 2018 Patrick added that the Alliance had acknowledged its disappointing initial results and adjusted its strategy for going forward. Sara Morrison, USA TODAY, "In developing world, an expensive push to reduce cooking fire deaths falls short," 13 July 2018 The device has rounded screen corners and still includes bezels, which is disappointing. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Sony announces its Xperia XA2 Plus, a phone to ‘entertain’," 11 July 2018 Earlier this year, Univision shelved plans to go public after disappointing financial results. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "Univision Confirms It is Exploring Sale of Fusion Media Group Assets," 10 July 2018 After each of his past five non-rain-delay outings, Andrew Cashner has been remarkably positive despite the disappointing results — that each start has gone to waste. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' Cashner after another wasted quality start: 'It's just as hard for [the offense] as it is for me'," 6 July 2018 Charter school supporters are regrouping after disappointing results in the California governor primary. Sally Ho, The Seattle Times, "Charter schools regroup after big California election loss," 10 June 2018 Seeded 20th after a season and a half of injuries and disappointing results, Djokovic arrived in Paris back on the upswing after rehiring his former coach Marian Vajda and pushing Nadal before losing in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Unseeded Marco Cecchinato on an Unthinkable Ride at French Open," 5 June 2018 Conclusion: The shifting landscape Given disappointing academic results, endemic corruption, and growing segregation, why does anyone interested in equal and excellent education for all still support vouchers and charter schools? Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What and who is fueling the movement to privatize public education — and why you should care," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of disappointing

1530, in the meaning defined above

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