unpromising

adjective un·prom·is·ing \ ˌən-ˈprä-mə-siŋ \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of unpromising

: appearing unlikely to prove worthwhile or result favorably
  • an unpromising beginning

unpromisingly

play \ˌən-ˈprä-mə-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unpromising in a Sentence

  1. Things got off to an unpromising start.

  2. She can do a lot with unpromising material.

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  • : not likely to be successful or good


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