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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Miss Bingley, however, was incapable of disappointing Mr.
You are a hopelessly disappointing person," she declared a little pitifully.
Levein said:"A lot of things happened today that were disappointing.
DEAN KEATES bemoaned a second disappointing goal in the space of a week as Wrexham went out of the FA Cup and saw their 10-match unbeaten run ended.
I'm bitterly disappointed for the players and fans who travelled as to capitulate in the way we did was so disappointing.
Global Banking News-July 14, 2014--Former Goldman Sachs chairman says Indian budget disappointing
When you are a substitute, it is disappointing, but especially today.
The final 20 minutes was the most disappointing thing about the game, to let it slip away like that," Lancaster said.
You get to the big games and you are not just disappointing one player, you are disappointing six or seven.
We've done so in the past - especially lately, we've done really well - that's the most disappointing thing.
It's just disappointing because we came close to getting the win on a couple of occasions.