What is another word for unpromising?

Pronunciation: [ʌnpɹˈɒmɪsɪŋ] (IPA)

Unpromising is a word that describes a situation or outcome that is not likely to be successful or fruitful. However, there are several synonyms that can be used instead of this negative word. These include the phrases 'not hopeful', 'unfavorable', 'bleak', 'dim', 'gloomy', 'pessimistic', and 'discouraging'. Each of these synonyms carries slightly different connotations and can be used depending on the context of the situation being described. For example, 'not hopeful' may be used when there is still room for improvement, while 'bleak' implies a more extreme lack of promise. By choosing the appropriate synonym, writers and speakers can communicate their message more effectively and avoid using overly negative language.

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What are the hypernyms for Unpromising?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unpromising?

Unpromising is a word that generally has a negative connotation, implying that something is unlikely to succeed or achieve success. However, there are several antonyms for the word unpromising that describe the opposite, indicating that something is likely to be successful. Some antonyms for unpromising include promising, favorable, auspicious, encouraging, and propitious. These words suggest that something has the potential to be successful or to have a positive outcome. By using these antonyms in place of unpromising, we can convey a more positive and optimistic message about the potential for success.

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Usage examples for Unpromising

It is usually a matter of impulse, and some of the most unpromising lovers turn out the best.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
They had no doubt already noticed the cook-shed, but as it was very small and the door stood partly open, it appeared a most unpromising place for the fugitive to seek refuge.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
Out of such unpromising materials has the painter made a picture that would challenge attention among any.
Beatrice Fortescue

Famous quotes with Unpromising

  • The autonomous individual, striving to realize himself and prove his worth, has created all that is great in literature, art, music, science and technology. The autonomous individual, also, when he can neither realize himself nor justify his existence by his own efforts, is a breeding call of frustration, and the seed of the convulsions which shake our world to its foundations.When, for whatever reason, self-esteem is unattainable, the autonomous individual becomes a highly explosive entity. He turns away from an unpromising self and plunges into the pursuit of pride — the explosive substitute for self-esteem. All social disturbances and upheavals have their roots in crises of individual self-esteem, and the great endeavor in which the masses most readily unite is basically a search for pride.
    Eric Hoffer
  • What is becoming more interesting than the myths themselves has been the study of how the myths were constructed from sparse or unpromising facts—indeed, sometimes from facts—in a kind of mute conspiracy of longing, very rarely under anybody’s conscious control.
    Arthur C. Clarke

Related words: unpropitious, unpromising forecast, bad omen, unfavorable prognosis, too bad, hopeless situation

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