disappointing

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•ap•point•ing /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. causing or bringing about disappointment:It was a disappointing loss for the whole team.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•ap•point•ing  (dis′ə pointing),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. failing to fulfill one's hopes or expectations:a disappointing movie; a disappointing marriage.
dis′ap•pointing•ly, adv. 
  • disappoint + -ing2 1520–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
disappointing /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/ adj
  1. failing to meet one's expectations, hopes, desires, or standards

ˌdisapˈpointingly adv
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•ap•point /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to fail to reach the expectations, hopes, or wishes of:That last job rejection disappointed me badly.
  2. to defeat the fulfillment of:to disappoint hopes.
dis•ap•point•ment, n. [uncountable]The actress learned to handle disappointment.[countable]That third novel was a big disappointment.
    disappoint is a verb, disappointment is a noun, disappointed and disappointing are adjectives:She disappointed him when she told a lie. He faced one disappointment after another. The disappointed team headed home after their loss. It was a disappointing loss.See -point-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dis•ap•point  (dis′ə point),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of:His gross ingratitude disappointed us.
  2. to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.);
    thwart;
    frustrate:to be disappointed in love.

v.i. 
  1. to bring or cause disappointment.
dis′ap•pointer, n. 
  • Middle French desappointer. See dis-1, appoint
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sadden, disillusion, dishearten, disenchant.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
disappoint /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to fail to meet the expectations, hopes, desires, or standards of; let down
  2. to prevent the fulfilment of (a plan, intention, etc); frustrate; thwart
Etymology: 15th Century (originally meaning: to remove from office): from Old French desapointier; see dis-1, appoint
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