unpromising

[ uhn-prom-uh-sing ]
/ ʌnˈprɒm ə sɪŋ /

adjective

unlikely to be favorable or successful, as the weather, a situation, or a career.

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Origin of unpromising

First recorded in 1625–35; un-1 + promising

OTHER WORDS FROM unpromising

un·prom·is·ing·ly, adverb
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unpromising
/ (ʌnˈprɒmɪsɪŋ) /

adjective

not showing any promise of favourable development or future success
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