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 disappointingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of disappointing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charles Hart, chairman of the Orange County Executive Committee in central Florida, told the Washington Examiner that Trump’s diagnosis and the cancellation of his Friday Orlando rally were disappointing. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Importance of up close and personal campaigning highlighted by Trump diagnosis crisis and Biden ramping up," 2 Oct. 2020 Ida Eskamani, spokeswoman for the Florida Housing Justice Alliance, said DeSantis' decision to allow the statewide ban to expire was disappointing. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida’s ban on evictions has expired. What now for tenants who are months behind on rent?," 1 Oct. 2020 Vatican officials argue that Beijing has, for the first time, recognized the pope’s authority as head of the Catholic Church in China, but concede that progress on Catholics’s religious freedom has been disappointing. Francis X. Rocca And Courtney Mcbride, WSJ, "Pompeo Calls On Pope Francis to Defend Religious Freedom in China," 30 Sep. 2020 Attendance at all parks that have reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic has generally been disappointing. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "'Magical Disney experience' going away? What Disney's layoffs mean for theme park guests," 30 Sep. 2020 The decision to delay the season was disappointing, but the 6-foot-8, 310-pound Swanson sees the bright side to the situation. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football 2022 target Kenji Swanson is focusing on winter season, building relationships with coaches: Buckeyes Recruiting Roundup," 29 Sep. 2020 Germany’s Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth slammed the U.K.’s strategy in Brexit talks, saying that the lack of progress is disappointing and that a recent bill that seeks to override parts of the divorce agreement is unacceptable. Katharina Rosskopf, Bloomberg.com, "U.K. Must ‘Stop the Games’ on Brexit, German Diplomat Says," 22 Sep. 2020 Week 1 was disappointing, though, with Dallas finding the end zone just twice in a loss to the Rams. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, "One bold prediction for every NFL team after Week 1 of the 2020 season," 16 Sep. 2020 Porter’s lawyer, John Burris, said the ruling was disappointing. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Court won’t allow father of SF mental health patient who committed suicide to seek damages from city," 2 Sep. 2020

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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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15 Oct 2020

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“Disappointing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointing. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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