Synonym of unpromising

Alternative for unpromising


unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment


Not giving hope of future success or good results
discouraging gloomy inauspicious ominous unfavorable unfavourable adverse disadvantageous disheartening uninviting unpropitious baleful black bleak creepy doomed doubtful foreboding hopeless jinxed portentous cursed dubious ill-fated ill-omened infelicitous off-putting unhopeful unlucky threatening unfortunate dire menacing untimely ill sinister direful untoward bad inopportune hostile bodeful forbidding fateful minatory doomy ill-boding regrettable calamitous unhappy detrimental destructive inconvenient unseasonable damaging unfriendly grim unsuited dangerous inexpedient harmful evil dark negative ill-starred troublesome baneful impending improper minacious ugly unseemly objectionable unsuitable unfit malapropos discommodious inhospitable perilous wrong opposed apocalyptic terrible inadvisable dreadful inapt inappropriate ill-advised ill-suited prejudicial sinistrous disturbing inconducive counter premonitory wintry ruinous warning disastrous harsh inimical fearful unadvantageous brooding dismal lowering augural suggestive haunting prophetic alarming disparaging worrying wintery glowering poor frightful wretched very bad unpleasant nasty unhealthy deleterious unwholesome disagreeable bringing bad luck unsatisfactory tardy late contrary antagonistic low hapless star-crossed significant foreshadowing momentous lamentable cataclysmic heavy thunderous predictive prognosticatory important crucial pessimistic bullying foredoomed blighted luckless catastrophic injurious deplorable unwelcome tragic distressing grievous intimidatory comminatory terrorizing clouded precursive prescient malificent doomful presaging malign malefic cataclysmal fatal tough snakebitten hard luck snakebit bedevilled portending near aggressive close impendent upcoming lowery loury overhanging terrorising scowling forthcoming inspiring exciting intriguing remarkable fated exhilarating phenomenal destined thrilling extraordinary tragical miserable woeful heartrending heartbreaking devastating distressful damning frightening unchancy at hand awful deadly hard catastrophal bedeviled shattering crippling daunting fearsome severe scary chilling unwelcoming disquieting horrible horrendous dread spine-chilling redoubtable formidable hair-raising shocking ghastly horrifying terrifying intimidating evil-looking mean-looking spooky offensive odious life-threatening repulsive ferocious depressing suggestive of evil hurtful pernicious awkward ill-timed nocuous undesirable noxious nocent prejudicious wicked maleficent poisonous malignant difficult mischievous mistimed counterproductive cancerous unsympathetic bothersome badly timed corrupting unbecoming painful lethal toxic virulent wounding ill-chosen malicious undermining venomous hazardous annoying irritating problematic parlous corrosive corroding discommoding unconducive unsuccessful afflicted out of luck unmanageable subversive environmentally unfriendly antipathetic critical anti premature dicey unbefitting incommodious disruptive aggravating early incommoding incendiary vexing annihilative eradicative extirpative suicidal pestiferous ill-disposed inept perverse forsaken destitute unprosperous undue uncomplimentary refractory malevolent troubled abusive in a bad way willful intractable unruly ungovernable wilful wayward recalcitrant appalling headstrong incontrollable uncontrollable froward vexatious stubborn unyielding against disobliging austere disappointing averse pestilential unsafe risky opposing down on unprofitable noisome precocious ruining destroying unhelpful annihilatory devastative at odds intrusive repugnant testing afflictive abortive desperate ruined pained stricken shattered broken burdened unsynchronized cruel pestilent tiresome precarious hasty ravaging too bad foul vile unhandy obstructive nullifying invalidating annulling counteractive neutralizing indecorous injudicious tactless insidious nefarious miasmatic miasmic mortal spiteful misjudged ill-judged unwieldy murderous aching hurting iniquitous cantankerous reprobate eerie doom and gloom not conducive oppugnant inimicable inimic disaffected killing worrisome cumbersome lethiferous wrackful insalubrious internecine harassing wreckful sinful slaughterous unacceptable sorrowful blighting earth-shattering messy eldritch impeding hindering trying challenging prohibitive dyslogistic depreciative slighting downside derogatory detracting pejorative debit-side depreciatory minatorial disobedient balky misplaced incongruous unfitting ill-fitted shameful disgraceful dishonest obnoxious blackhearted contumacious rebellious restive defiant rebel recusant insubordinate incompliant obstreperous corruptive unanticipated unexpected on the debit side neutralising accident-prone pitiful ill-considered unforeseen unpredictable unusual surprising unpredicted tough luck behind eight ball bad break down on luck uncooperative insubmissive obstinate cross peevish petulant rough disconcerting cold cool dour fierce uncomfortable rugged dispiriting jarring stark horrific troubling displeasing dismaying misfortunate undisciplined unpliable fractious indocile wild advance too early early on anachronistic out-of-date too late soon a bit previous before time overearly too soon early bird bright and early previous oversoon melancholic unnerving upsetting sad loath unwilling reluctant disinclined irritable sombre bewildering poignant perturbing glum agonising depressive bitter frustrating macabre irksome somber cheerless backward mephitical hellish unkind dreary repellant repellent loathsome agonizing abhorrent sullen galling morose perplexing distasteful unpalatable melancholy revulsive unamusing uncongenial unpleasing distressed allergic indisposed unenthusiastic uneager fromward afraid hesitant disliking agin hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to having no use for unfavourably disposed to


Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
bleak black dark depressing dismal gloomy cheerless dreary discouraging grim sombre disheartening joyless hopeless miserable unfavorable unfavourable unpropitious wretched adverse comfortless disadvantageous inauspicious uninviting chill Cimmerian cloudy cold darkening depressive desolate dire disconsolate drab drear dreich elegiac elegiacal forlorn funereal glum godforsaken gray grey lonely lonesome lugubrious morbid morose murky plutonian portentous saturnine sepulchral solemn somber sullen sunless tenebrific tenebrous foreboding ominous hard melancholy mournful oppressive sad dispiriting downbeat pessimistic disappointing bad distressing desperate unlikely unencouraging saddening unoptimistic acherontic acheronian off-putting looking on the black side dampening daunting demoralizing skeptical pathetic sorry poor dejecting repressing inopportune dismaying upsetting hindering deterring dissuading sceptical dim suspicious squalid pitiable foul sordid despicable contemptible disgraceful tragic vile piteous uncomfortable shameful pitiful demoralising not encouraging not hopeful deplorable execrable lousy trashy unhappy rotten unpleasant disagreeable heartbreaking abject rueful terrible lamentable heartrending grievous filthy shoddy inferior displeasing detestable derisory low indigent scungy scurvy impoverished destitute poverty-stricken doleful depressed blue dejected sorrowful despondent dour dolorous dull woeful woebegone melancholic grave austere dingy downcast crestfallen down in the dumps down dispirited stark unwelcoming severe down in the mouth distressed inhospitable in the dumps downhearted tearful forbidding impersonal bare clinical cast down serious mirthless institutional spiritless anguished moody teary sulky low-spirited troubled in low spirits humourless humorless mourning unsmiling bitter inconsolable heavy-hearted drearisome stern dreadful bland dirgelike despairing broken-hearted draggy mopey grief-stricken moping sinister shadowy afflicted wintry jarring wintery negative sober heartbroken awful hurting harsh upset demoralized demoralised down-and-out overcast spartan stony lamenting earnest sedate defeatist grieving horrible devastated surly lowering dirge-like crabbed Eeyorish taciturn horrid grumpy weighty long-faced lurid bad-tempered staid in the pits nightmarish ill-tempered threatening atrocious glowering unfortunate sourpuss muted subdued worrying chilling hurt in a blue funk emotional stony-faced languorous triste discouraged no-nonsense heavyhearted down in dumps broken heartsick disappointed aggrieved heartsore saddened tristful listless down-hearted languid poker-faced disheartened brokenhearted uncaring ruined abandoned deserted unimpassioned pained waste solitary unmoved sorrowing formal poignant plaintive deathly Stygian obscure hollow cynical chap-fallen brooding nostalgic maudlin sunk in gloom uncommunicative routine colourless uniform threnodic threnodial exequial deathlike funebrial gloom-ridden phlegmatic unresponsive bereft moving touching fatalistic regimented given to looking on the black side in the doldrums frowning crushed lorn sterile monotonous companionless clouded beclouded foggy dragged chapfallen oppressed weary mopish broody ugly unenthusiastic chilly alarmist distrustful doubting having the blahs having blue devils singing the blues colorless cut up darkened languished droopy out of sorts dysphoric bowed down in tears bereaved weepy down in mouth in grief hapless regretful in doldrums crabby fed up sick at heart pensive wistful grieved blue funk clouded over fierce crummy destroyed cast-down down and out in pain bummed out agonised agonized uneasy hostile ferocious gruesome tough ghastly hideous grisly flinty steely distant unapproachable formidable aloof harrowing straitened unfriendly ill-fated hard-pressed disturbing unwelcome discommodious troublesome tortured harmful perilous difficult undesirable dangerous full of hardship doubtful objectionable strained exacting ill-omened treacherous direful ill-boding injurious parlous pressing precarious exigent messy jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad horrific frightful frightening unearthly strict sour churlish shocking horrifying eerie horrendous intimidating ungentle louring savage cross fell stiff menacing gruff grotesque ghostly appalling terrifying gory resolute scowling monstrous fearsome revolting splenetic boot-faced vicious cantankerous crusty grouchy truculent mean-looking pitiless grewsome loathsome repulsive terrific repugnant nightmare spookish weird scary shady spooky offensive macabre sickening sick God-awful unhealthy death-obsessed


Not friendly
unfriendly hostile antagonistic cold disagreeable chilly sour surly aloof distant inimical unsympathetic cool frosty inhospitable misanthropic uncongenial unsociable aggressive antisocial frigid ill-natured unamicable unneighbourly unpleasant unaffable unkind unsocial unwelcoming quarrelsome reserved stand-offish unapproachable withdrawn disdainful haughty impersonal indifferent nasty severe stern stiff supercilious uncommunicative unforthcoming adversarial adversary antipathetic antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish discourteous frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed icy impolite jaundiced menacing mortal negative obnoxious rude uncivil uncordial ungracious unmannerly wintery wintry cross ill-disposed Olympian starchy acrimonious against censorious combative competitive conflicting contrary disaffected estranged grouchy grudging gruff hateful malicious malignant opposed opposite spiteful uncharitable unneighborly vengeful warlike not on speaking terms remote standoffish detached unresponsive offish unbending asocial formal unclubbable standoff unemotional dry forbidding solitary reticent buttoned-up undemonstrative austere dispassionate unfeeling reclusive unenthusiastic emotionless taciturn unconcerned passionless stony opposing restrained introverted lukewarm wooden averse uninterested anti retiring guarded secretive incurious hard apathetic offhand uncompanionable uppity silent cold-hearted stuffy shy quiet private down on unamiable unloving unfavourable uninvolved off unfavorable introvert close diffident eremitic self-contained constrained annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent unreceptive agin conventional laconic snobbish media-shy closemouthed cold as ice close-mouthed tight-lipped at odds retired set against malevolent dead set against off-putting cynical uncooperative steely repellent fierce abstracted phlegmatic affectless suspicious preoccupied inapproachable confrontational distrustful proud inaccessible snooty impassive disobliging ungregarious incompatible short demure uptight hesitant ceremonious laid back self-restrained allergic cautious stuck-up stuck up rigid resistant prim inflexible putting on airs backward dumb muted reluctant strait-laced keeping people at arm's length eremetic stilted at variance oppugnant at odds with dissenting from in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath unsavoury harsh objectionable unattractive ungenial malign avoidant ungenerous unlikeable tough grim half-hearted tepid introspective discouraging stolid xenophobic unhappy depressing unmoved unaffectionate contained contemptuous withering seclusive iced abhorrent mean heartless bad-tempered mopey mopish unenthused brusque flinty sober cheerless superior unsmiling passive nongregarious brooding scowling spiritless ill-tempered unsavory callous hardhearted stoic numb stoical impassible lifeless stony-hearted casual removed disinterested alienated insensitive lofty cold-shoulder belligerent discreet adverse laid-back contentious ascetic hermitlike oppositional independent hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice adversative accusatorial argumentative isolated cold fish lone wolf insular loveless hermitic hermit-like hermitical acting in opposition unrevealing unwilling to mix with other people pompous ungainly sceptical unaccommodating non-communicative self-sufficient all alone staid exact precise mute unhelpful correct proper untalkative tongue-tied unconversational secret mum loath unwilling disinclined inhumane pessimistic affected starched uncompromising unamenable obstructive speechless tight-mouthed wordless curt dark clamlike seemly official serious mumchance unreasonable difficult unobliging selfish hating egoistic sarcastic sardonic egotistical narrow-minded misanthropical polite evasive mom hush-hush modest indisposed straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked at a loss for words businesslike skeptical inhibited timid shrinking self-effacing on the QT dried up buttoned up clammed up unyielding uneager perverse fromward afraid disliking unsentimental mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate composed placid bashful gentle serene noncommittal collected insociable arrogant neutral matter-of-fact self-controlled hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to cussed incongruous clashing bureaucratic clinical inhuman mean-looking having no use for unfavourably disposed to put on airs bloody-minded discordant featureless uncolored strictly business straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid cold turkey unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous poker-faced monolithic antithetical different dissimilar disparate variant polar inconsistent inharmonious contradictory dissonant irreconcilable discrepant mutually exclusive irresoluble poles apart diametrically opposed coy unassertive unassuming sheepish humble meek timorous recessive controlled calm self-conscious embarrassed unconfident close-lipped insecure apprehensive unexpressive wary mousy moderate unpretentious nervous temperate unobtrusive conservative tightlipped sententious incommunicable blushing incommunicative fearful sparing uncommunicable chary down-to-earth cagey considerate hushed thoughtful circumspect unpresuming prudent repressed unassured inarticulate unspeaking cool, calm and collected judicious unruffled unflappable chaste unexcitable nice prudish aw-shucks decorous subdued imperturbable simple reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless abashed dour steady lowly tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed tentative priggish unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic dried-up uncurious level-headed unaffected nonchalant square pure alert heedful rabbity rational gingerly safe deadpan tranquil virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent attentive calculating flat balanced dummied up unsure disciplined in check unimpassioned mannered not talkative inward-looking faint-hearted strained lost for words awkward cloistered maidenly diplomatic soft enigmatic unpretending deep recluse coquettish under control still uncomfortable kittenish inconspicuous prissy secluded unboastful courteous anchoritic eremitical mim insensible puritanical niminy-piminy fogeyish leery overmodest lone old-fashioned equable plain solemn insouciant spacey dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded untroubled expressionless toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant objective bottled up ill at ease hardened strict unexpansive spaced-out playing one's cards close to one's chest prim and proper pococurante out of it discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional self-centred fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even self-centered warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed unexcessive bereft of speech not given to excesses unextreme unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited vestal unsullied undefiled contrived laboured artificial girlish doubtful socially inhibited camera-shy arch flirtatious retreated aseptic kind punctilious sequestered genuine natural hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain stodgy docile ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful indrawn low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering outside dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed unnoticeable low-profile labored not forward monastic cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory unimposing ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unagitated uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops lacking courage easily frightened unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic keeping a low profile hesitating wavering ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel wouldn't say boo to a goose innocent pokerfaced wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious resigned undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible goody-goody old-maidish buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip shut away shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable straight-faced indurated inexcitable astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy earnest aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising lonely alone dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted companionless shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled friendless unaccompanied knocked for six cool as cucumber astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe lonesome good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware special one-off sole unique singular one only unworried deadly musty conformist suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty by itself unanxious old-fogeyish keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting unattended forsaken sui generis out-of-the-way particular deserted lacking social skills by oneself on edge stag separate lorn on its own verecund blushful recoiling nonplussed unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal as dry as dust vague overcareful canny overcautious

Antonym of unpromising

unpromising Idiom, Proverb

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