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English definition of “disappointing”

disappointing

adjective  /ˌdɪs·əˈpɔɪn·tɪŋ/ us  
not as good as you had hoped or expected; not satisfactory: The team has had two disappointing seasons. Kerrigan finished the race a disappointing fifth.
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