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v. un·der·per·formed, un·der·per·form·ing, un·der·per·forms
1. To perform not as well as (something else): three stocks that underperformed the market as a whole.
2. To perform (a musical or theatrical work, for example) too seldom: In recent years, her plays have been underperformed.
To exhibit a level of performance that is below the standard: a company that underperformed last year.

un′der·per·for′mance n.
un′der·per·form′er n.


1. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange (of a stock or share) to yield a lower return than (the market as a whole)
2. (intr) to perform less well than expected


(ˌʌn dər pərˈfɔrm)

v.t., v.i.
to perform less well than (others of its kind) or less well than expected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underperform - perform less well or with less success than expectedunderperform - perform less well or with less success than expected; "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year"
do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
2.underperform - perform too rarelyunderperform - perform too rarely; "Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good"
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"


[ˌʌndəpəˈfɔːm] VI
1. (St Ex) → comportarse mal, tener un mal comportamiento
the stock has underperformed on the Brussels stock marketlas acciones han tenido un mal comportamiento en la bolsa de Bruselas
2. (at work, in school) → rendir poco
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We believe the root cause of the underperformance falls at the feet of management - specifically Chairman, CEO and Founder Chad Williams.
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made me wonder why leaders are so hesitant to tackle underperformance.
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a[bar] but recent underperformance and the current share price level brings opportunities.
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4 million in the six months to January 31 came as good performances in the UK, Germany and US were offset by declines in the Middle East and underperformance in Scandinavia.
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TA) has approved a new bonus policy that would penalise the bank's top executives for underperformance.