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disappointing

[ dis-uh-poin-ting ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈpɔɪn tɪŋ /
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adjective
failing to fulfill one's hopes or expectations: a disappointing movie; a disappointing marriage.
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Origin of disappointing

First recorded in 1520–30; disappoint + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM disappointing

dis·ap·point·ing·ly, adverbun·dis·ap·point·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disappointing

disappointing
/ (ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ) /

adjective
failing to meet one's expectations, hopes, desires, or standards

Derived forms of disappointing

disappointingly, adverb
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