Definition of disappointing in English:


Line breaks: dis|ap¦point|ing
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ


Failing to fulfil someone’s hopes or expectations: the team made a disappointing start [with clause]: it was disappointing that there were relatively few possibilities
More example sentences
  • He said it was very disappointing that at some home games the travelling team had more support than Easkey.
  • He said it was very disappointing that so many prisoners were reconvicted within two years.
  • I always find it kind of disappointing that you stop seeing his stuff after a while.
regrettable, unfortunate
unsatisfactory, inadequate, insufficient, unworthy, substandard, not good enough;
informal below par, not up to scratch, not up to snuff, sorry, not all it's cracked up to be
British informal underwhelming, duff, ropy, rubbish



[as submodifier]: there was disappointingly little change [sentence adverb]: disappointingly, my German failed to improve
More example sentences
  • The result is a disappointingly unambitious film featuring an unknown young actress in her film debut.
  • Its heart is in the right place, but it is disappointingly awkward to manoeuvre your character and even harder to understand what is going on around him.
  • I wasn't helped by the strings on my racquet breaking in the second set, but I was still disappointingly and humiliatingly awful.

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