disappointing

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Then he would have the double satisfaction of using the boat and disappointing Robert.

The issue was, however, disappointing to him in the extreme.

But for what he had heard he would have found them disappointing.

It is a disappointing reversion to the primitive, I must admit.

You may be sure of one thing: if our troops are waiting for them, they have no intention of disappointing us.

Their sons, by disappointing their expectations, had dealt them the final blow.

The play holds much that is beautiful and much that is disappointing.

The effect was ludicrous—from Mr. Caryll's point of view—and yet it was disappointing.

“Perhaps not so disappointing as you think, sweetheart,” Grey said thoughtfully.

The pleasure of disappointing the Monterists was also very great.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "dispossess of appointed office," from Middle French desappointer (14c.) "undo the appointment, remove from office," from des- (see dis-) + appointer "appoint" (see appoint).

Modern sense of "to frustrate expectations" (late 15c.) is from secondary meaning of "fail to keep an appointment." Related: Disappointed; disappointing.

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