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What is the opposite of promising?

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Opposite of optimistic in outlook, showing encouraging signs
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Opposite of advantageous to one's aims or goals
Opposite of starting out or in the early stages of development
Opposite of displaying what is likely to develop in a desirable or successful way
“All he has shown thus far is that he will be a questionable asset to this company.”
Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Opposite of suddenly, or recently, coming into existence (or view)
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“It was an inappropriate time to be joking about such a controversial subject.”
Opposite of having potential
“Also, it's unlikely that the reports are exactly the same. Subtle variances can make a difference.”
Opposite of favored by luck and good fortune
“I am a luckless man, having lived through a great many tragedies in my lifetime.”
Opposite of in the process of being made
Opposite of advantageous, or providing benefit
“Not properly disposing of plastics can be detrimental to the environment.”
Opposite of developing, especially into something great
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Opposite of present participle for to assure someone that an event or action will definitely take place
“I do not believe that you would ever break your promise to always be faithful.”
Opposite of present participle for to be a portent of a particular outcome
“Long timelines rarely favor the budget and generally discourage a favorable outcome.”
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