What is the opposite of promising?

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Adjective
Opposite of showing signs of future success
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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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to develop
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Opposite of beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having potential
“Also, it's unlikely that the reports are exactly the same. Subtle variances can make a difference.”
Adjective
Opposite of experiencing luck and good fortune
“I am a luckless man, having lived through a great many tragedies in my lifetime.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of being made
Adjective
Opposite of thriving
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Opposite of coming into view or into existence
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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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