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disappointing

[dis-uh-poin-ting] /ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪn tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
failing to fulfill one's hopes or expectations:
a disappointing movie; a disappointing marriage.
Origin of disappointing
1520-1530
1520-30; disappoint + -ing2
Related forms
disappointingly, adverb
undisappointing, adjective
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  • What the stipulations were is not clear; for with this exception the Irish Records are disappointingly silent.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • The proceedings of the first half hour were disappointingly tame.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • From all sources, however, the information obtained is fragmentary, and facts are disappointingly isolated.

    The Church of Grasmere Mary L. Armitt
  • More often the faculties of the crocodile are disappointingly acute.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • The number was disappointingly small, even to those who knew the conditions.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
British Dictionary definitions for disappointingly

disappointing

/ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/
adjective
1.
failing to meet one's expectations, hopes, desires, or standards
Derived Forms
disappointingly, adverb
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