disappointing

  • 1 disappointing — a. defeating one s expectations or hopes; failing to fulfill one s expectations or hopes; as, a disappointing result; a disappointing crop yield. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disappointing — n. the act of disappointing someone. Syn: disappointment, dashing hopes. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disappointing — index deficient, inadequate, nonsubstantial (not sufficient), unsatisfactory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disappointing — adj. 1) disappointing to + inf. (it is disappointing to analyze the results) 2) disappointing that + inf. (it s disappointing that so few showed up) * * * [ˌdɪsə pɔɪntɪŋ] disappointing to + inf. (it is disappointing to analyze the results)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 5 disappointing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 disappointing — [[t]dɪ̱səpɔ͟ɪntɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is disappointing is not as good or as large as you hoped it would be. The wine was excellent, but the meat was overdone and the vegetables disappointing... The recession is largely blamed for the… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 disappointing — disappointingly, adv. /dis euh poyn ting/, adj. failing to fulfill one s hopes or expectations: a disappointing movie; a disappointing marriage. [1520 30; DISAPPOINT + ING2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 disappointing — dis|ap|point|ing [ˌdısəˈpɔıntıŋ] adj not as good as you hoped or expected ▪ disappointing profit figures ▪ The Lakers loss in the playoffs was very disappointing. >disappointingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 disappointing — adjective not as good as you hoped or expected: disappointing profit figures | Well, Bill was really negative about it, which was pretty disappointing. disappointingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 Disappointing — Disappoint Dis ap*point , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappointing}.] [OF. desapointier, F. d[ e]sappointer; pref. des (L. dis ) + apointier, F. appointier, to appoint. See {Appoint}.] 1. To defeat of expectation or hope; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 disappointing — adjective Date: 1530 failing to meet expectations < a disappointing meal > • disappointingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 disappointing — adjective That disappoints or disappoint. disappointing results …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 disappointing — dis|ap|point|ing [ ,dısə pɔıntıŋ ] adjective * not as good as you had hoped for or expected: This year s sales figures were very disappointing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 disappointing — adjective a pretty good movie up until the disappointing ending Syn: regrettable, unfortunate, sorry, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting, depressing, dismaying, upsetting, saddening; unsatisfactory; informal not all it s cracked up to be …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 disappointing */ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ] / US adjective not as good as you had hoped for or expected This year s sales figures were very disappointing. Derived word: disappointingly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 16 disappointing — [ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ] adj not as good as you had hoped or expected This year s sales figures were very disappointing.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 disappointing — disappoint ► VERB 1) fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of. 2) prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized. DERIVATIVES disappointing adjective disappointment noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «deprive of a position»; from Old… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 disappointing — adjective not up to expectations (Freq. 1) a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising • Syn: ↑dissatisfactory, ↑unsatisfying • Similar to: ↑unsatisfactory • Derivationally related f …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 disappointing — Synonyms and related words: disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, displeasing, dissatisfactory, falling short, inadequate, incommensurate, inferior, insufficient, not good enough, pathetic, poor, sad, second best, second rate, sorry,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 disappointing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unsatisfactory, unsatisfying, ineffective, uninteresting, discouraging, unpleasant, inadequate, inferior, unlooked for, lame, insufficient, failing, falling short, limited, second rate, mediocre, unexpected, unhappy,… …

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