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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not likely to develop in a desirable manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not promising; not affording a favorable prospect of success, of excellence, of profit, of interest, etc.; not looking as if likely to turn out well: as, an unpromising youth; an unpromising season.
  • Synonyms Inauspicious, unpropitious, unfavorable, untoward.

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  • adjective Not promising

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment

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