- Failing to fulfil someone’s hopes or expectations: the team made a disappointing start [with clause]: it was disappointing that there were relatively few possibilitiesMore example sentences
saddening, disheartening, dispiriting, discouraging, upsetting, dismaying, depressing, distressing; disenchanting, disillusioning, dissatisfying; regrettable, unfortunateunsatisfactory, inadequate, insufficient, unworthy, substandard, not good enough; poor, inferior, deficient, second-rate, pathetic, lame, pitiful; anticlimactic
- 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.
- [as submodifier]: there was disappointingly little change [sentence adverb]: disappointingly, my German failed to improveMore 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.