- disappointment, cape,
Origin of disappointing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of disappoint
Examples from the Web for disappointing
Two years later, further tests were done, but this time to a disappointing conclusion.
On the other hand, what broken and disappointing ground it is.
No matter how constitutionally suspect, how costly, how slapdash, or how disappointing a grand policy might be, well, they tried.
In the end he was left with a disappointing product that bore little of his creative fingerprint.
It is disappointing and, frankly, frightening that Thompson walked away from his repugnant Sea World excursion scot-free.
He hoped that they expected him; he would smack his lips over the vicious joy of disappointing them.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
Frus′trative, tending to frustrate; Frus′tratory, disappointing.
For Kitty, too, had just passed through a humiliating and disappointing experience.When A Man's A Man|Harold Bell Wright
A first glance is disappointing, but the memories of the place are compensation enough.In the Border Country|W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
To tell the truth, the transcendantly beautiful queen of the nebulæ is rather a disappointing object in an ordi65nary telescope.Half-hours with the Telescope|Richard A. Proctor
Word Origin for disappoint
Modern sense of "to frustrate expectations" (late 15c.) is from secondary meaning of "fail to keep an appointment." Related: Disappointed; disappointing.