dis·​ap·​point·​ing | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈpȯin-tiŋ How to pronounce disappointing (audio) \

Definition of disappointing

: failing to meet expectations a disappointing meal

Other Words from disappointing

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

Examples of disappointing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back on May 28, when Phoenix Rising beat Hartford Athletic, 2022 had been a mildly disappointing but not yet disastrous season. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 30 July 2022 Early on, the season brings in Ali Wong to play the adult Erin, who never did run for president and leads a more ordinary and disappointing life than her 12-year-old self would have imagined. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2022 More disappointing than the screen size, though, is the infotainment system's archaic graphics and menu structure. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 July 2022 But in the wake of a disappointing and injury-marred rookie season, the 5-9, 165-pound Atwell used his phone to make what might turn out to be the most important move of his young career. Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 As disappointing as that may sound, consider that before a year ago, the concept of buying a ticket and flying into space did not represent reality outside of a Soyuz flight opportunity every few years. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 11 July 2022 As disappointing as his injuries have been this year, things are finally moving in the right direction. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 5 July 2022 One of your team members gives a presentation or presents a deliverable that is somewhere between lackluster and utterly disappointing. Dana Brownlee, Forbes, 27 June 2022 In the end, Manning was able to overlook Sarkisian’s disappointing first year at Texas while falling for the city and cultivating genuine relationships with coaches and future teammates. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disappointing

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Disappointing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disappointing. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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