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Definition of "disappointing" []

  • Not up to expectations or hopes: a disappointing test score; finished the marathon in a disappointing 12th place. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disappointing" in a sentence
  • "The lawmakers, primarily Democrats, sent the letter today to Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, requesting that he meet with them after what they described as a "disappointing" meeting with lower-level FHFA staff."
  • "With or without Umenyiora, Coughlin believes the only way to improve after what he called a "disappointing" loss is practice, practice and more practice."
  • "Ashton says she will seek clarification on Iran's latest response to a proposal for talks, which she calls disappointing."