Definition of unpromising
: appearing unlikely to prove worthwhile or result favorably an unpromising beginning
unpromisinglyplay \ˌən-ˈprä-mə-siŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of unpromising in a Sentence
Things got off to an unpromising start.
She can do a lot with unpromising material.
Recent Examples of unpromising from the Web
Although several of the webcasters listed below are currently involved in direct negotiations with Sound Exchange, the process remains exceedingly slow and increasingly unpromising.
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Definition of unpromising for English Language Learners
: not likely to be successful or good
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