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Definitions for unpromising
ʌnˈprɒm ə sɪŋun·promis·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unpromisingadjective

    unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment

    "faced an unpromising task"; "music for unpromising combinations of instruments"


  1. unpromisingadjective

    Not promising

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unpromisingadjective

    Giving no promise of excellence; having no appearance of value.

    If he be naturally listless and dreaming, this unpromising disposition is none of the easiest to be dealt with. John Locke.

    An attempt as difficult and unpromising of success, as if he should make the essay, to produce some new kinds of animals out of such senseless materials. Richard Bentley.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unpromising

    un-prom′i-sing, adj. not promising or affording a good prospect of success, &c.—v.t. Unprom′ise, to revoke a promise.—adj. Unprom′ised, not promised.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpromising in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpromising in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unpromising in a Sentence

  1. Christophe Snoeck:

    We did not expect to see so many individuals having a signal that shows they did not [ live ] near Stonehenge in the last decade or so of their life, to me the really remarkable thing about our study is the ability of new developments in archaeological science to extract so much new information from such small and unpromising fragments of burnt bone.

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