Experienced defense lawyers, however, well understand that the insanity defense is a very difficult and unpromising choice.
The operation was a most unpromising one, but it was clearly the surgeon's duty to try it.
A subscription list that she had opened had a weak and unpromising appearance.
To the uninitiated a clod of dry earth is the most unpromising of objects—it is cousin to the stone, and the type of barrenness.
But they looked dull and unpromising to the girl as they lay upon the table.
His remarkable career furnishes one of the many examples of great men coming up from obscure and unpromising conditions of life.
I can only say that the task is both nauseous and unpromising.
They, too, used colors and applied great art principles to this unpromising mode of expression and accomplished great results.
As they advanced, the coast became steep, rocky, and unpromising.
The coast is rocky and most unpromising, but the interior is said to contain some of the best farming land east of Illinois.