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unpromising

[uhn-prom-uh-sing] /ʌnˈprɒm ə sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
unlikely to be favorable or successful, as the weather, a situation, or a career.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; un-1 + promising
Related forms
unpromisingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un promising

unpromising

/ʌnˈprɒmɪsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not showing any promise of favourable development or future success
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Word Origin and History for un promising

unpromising

adj.

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + promising (see promise).

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