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un·der·whelm (ŭn′dər-wĕlm′, -hwĕlm′) tr.v. un·der·whelmed
To fail to excite, stimulate, or impress:
"He is just as entitled to be underwhelmed by the prospect of reigning over a fourth-class nation as the rest of us are by the prospect of living in it" (Peter Jay). underwhelm ( ˌʌndəˈwɛlm) vb
tr) to make no positive impact or impression on; disappoint
[C20: originally a humorous coinage based on
overwhelm] un•der•whelm (ˌʌn dərˈʰwɛlm, -ˈwɛlm) v.t. Informal.
to fail to interest or astonish.
underwhelm Past participle: underwhelmed Gerund: underwhelming Imperative Present Preterite Present Continuous Present Perfect Past Continuous Past Perfect Future Future Perfect Future Continuous Present Perfect Continuous Future Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous Conditional Past Conditional
Imperative underwhelm underwhelm
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