disappointing


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dis·ap·point·ing

 (dĭs′ə-poin′tĭng)
adj.
Not up to expectations or hopes: a disappointing test score; finished the marathon in a disappointing 12th place.

dis′ap·point′ing·ly adv.

disappointing

(ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ)
adj
failing to meet one's expectations, hopes, desires, or standards
ˌdisapˈpointingly adv

dis•ap•point•ing

(ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪn tɪŋ)

adj.
failing to fulfill one's hopes.
[1520–30; disappoint + -ing2]
dis`ap•point′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disappointing - not up to expectationsdisappointing - not up to expectations; "a disappointing performance from one who had seemed so promising"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

disappointing

disappointing

adjective
Disturbing because of failure to measure up to a standard or produce the desired results:
Translations
مُخَيِّب للآمالمُخَيِّبُ للَأمَل
neuspokojivýneuspokojujícízklamávající
skuffende
huono
razočaravajući
sem veldur vonbrigîum
がっかりさせる
실망시키는
neuspokojujúci
nerazveseljiv
misslyckad
น่าผิดหวัง
can sıkıcıdüş kırıklığına neden olantatmin edici olmayan
làm thất vọng

disappointing

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ] ADJdecepcionante
it's disappointing that nobody wants to helpes decepcionante que nadie quiera ayudar
the film/hotel was very disappointingla película/el hotel fue una decepción
how disappointing!¡qué decepción!¡qué desilusión!

disappointing

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ] adj [experience] → décevant(e); [evening, day, meal] → décevant(e); [performance, result] → décevant(e)

disappointing

adjenttäuschend; how disappointing!so eine Enttäuschung!

disappointing

[ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ] adjdeludente

disappoint

(disəˈpoint) verb
to fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of. London disappointed her after all she had heard about it.
ˌdisapˈpointed adjective
I was disappointed to hear that the party had been cancelled; a group of disappointed children.
disapˈpointing adjective
disappointing results.
ˌdisapˈpointment noun
Her disappointment was obvious from her face; His failure was a great disappointment to his wife.

disappointing

مُخَيِّبُ للَأمَل neuspokojivý skuffende enttäuschend απογοητευτικός decepcionante huono décevant razočaravajući deludente がっかりさせる 실망시키는 teleurstellend skuffende rozczarowany dececionante, decepcionante разочаровывающий misslyckad น่าผิดหวัง tatmin edici olmayan làm thất vọng 令人失望的
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Of course it was good enough journalism for a be- ginning; I knew that quite well, and yet it was some- how disappointing.
We had been finding the top of the world all along--and always finding a still higher top stealing into view in a disappointing way just ahead; when we looked down into the Gasternthal we felt pretty sure that we had reached the genuine top at last, but it was not so; there were much higher altitudes to be scaled yet.
During the week, I had entered into an engagement with a number of young friends to start from Baltimore to the camp ground early Saturday evening; and being detained by my em- ployer, I was unable to get down to Master Hugh's without disappointing the company.
Emma thanked him, but could not allow of his disappointing his friend on their account; her father was sure of his rubber.
What was said in this disappointing anti-climax, by the disciples of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, except that it was something very voluble and loud, would have been as so much Hebrew or Chaldean to Miss Pross and her protector, though they had been all ears.
The pigeon-pie was not bad, but it was a delusive pie: the crust being like a disappointing head, phrenologically speaking: full of lumps and bumps, with nothing particular underneath.
I am glad we caught you at it," said Agatha maliciously, for he was disappointing her.
At the risk of disappointing Richardson I stayed on, waiting for the Time Traveller; waiting for the second, perhaps still stranger story, and the specimens and photographs he would bring with him.
Not at all," was her answer; "but depend upon it, he means to be severe on us, and our surest way of disappointing him will be to ask nothing about it.
Her uncle's answers, however, had had another effect on Hetty besides that of disappointing her and making her cry.
Upon my word," cried Miss Crawford, "you are two of the most disappointing and unfeeling kind friends I ever met with
That she meant to marry my brother, was what at that time I did not believe; for though he was assiduous in his attentions to her, and I knew well enough that both he and my father had made up their minds to this result, there was not yet an understood engagement--there had been no explicit declaration; and Bertha habitually, while she flirted with my brother, and accepted his homage in a way that implied to him a thorough recognition of its intention, made me believe, by the subtlest looks and phrases--feminine nothings which could never be quoted against her--that he was really the object of her secret ridicule; that she thought him, as I did, a coxcomb, whom she would have pleasure in disappointing.