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Synonyms of 'unpromising'

(adjective) 
Definition
not likely to turn out well
His business career had distinctly unpromising beginnings.
Synonyms
inauspicious
The meeting got off to an inauspicious start.
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discouraging
We have had a discouraging response to our appeal.
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ominous
There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.
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unfavourable
Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery.
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adverse
Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
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unpropitious
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infelicitous

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adverse
Definition
unfavourable to one's interests
Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
in the sense of discouraging
We have had a discouraging response to our appeal.
Synonyms
disheartening,
dampening,
off-putting (British, informal),
unpropitious
in the sense of ominous
Definition
warning of evil
There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.

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