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adjective as in dim

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To play chess, Deep Blue would peer a move ahead, calculate possible moves from there, “prune” ones that seemed unpromising, go deeper along the promising paths, and repeat the process several times.

Given the apparently unpromising situation on the ground, why should Obama get involved?

Experienced defense lawyers, however, well understand that the insanity defense is a very difficult and unpromising choice.

In truth, the results of the Ames Straw Poll are decidedly unpromising for the Rust Belt on Election Day, a mere 15 months away.

It seemed an unpromising subject, but they fell upon it with ardour, and found it strangely fruitful.

The dogs came slowly to meet Mackenzie as he approached, backs still bristling, countenances unpromising.

They, too, used colors and applied great art principles to this unpromising mode of expression and accomplished great results.

On the death of the grandson of the old Lord Byron in 1794, this unpromising youth became the heir-apparent to the barony.

There was a dangerous glint in his grey-green eyes, and his opening sentence was unpromising.


On this page you'll find 352 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unpromising, such as: black, cheerless, dark, dismal, grim, and hopeless.

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