Definition of Disappointing

1. Adjective. Not up to expectations. "A disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising"

Exact synonyms: Dissatisfactory, Unsatisfying
Similar to: Unsatisfactory
Derivative terms: Dissatisfy



Definition of Disappointing

1. Adjective. That disappoints or disappoint. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of disappoint) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disappointing

1. disappoint [v] - See also: disappoint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disappointing

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disappointing (current term)
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Literary usage of Disappointing

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1. Evelina: Or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World by Fanny Burney (1903)
"... I much regret the necessity I have been under of disappointing him. Adieu, my dearest Sir. letter Mr. ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"more characteristic qualities were of the kind which no photograph can more than suggest. Of his features the mouth was at first disappointing, ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"ON A disappointing FRIENDSHIP Hitherto unpublished. Within the orchard plot I found High on a bough an apple fair That seemed of all most sweet and sound. ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"of offending, or of disappointing him by not using what he offered. There was no vanity, no selfishness, to be managed with delicacy and deference ; he had ..."

5. History of the United States of America, Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1913)
"SECTION I. A disappointing OUTSET. Rarely in these clays does an American stand in presence of a fellow-mortal with a mingled sense of awe, gratitude and ..."

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