underwhelm


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un·der·whelm

 (ŭn′dər-wĕlm′, -hwĕlm′)
tr.v. un·der·whelmed, un·der·whelm·ing, un·der·whelms
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.
[1945–50; under- + (over) -whelm]

underwhelm


Past participle: underwhelmed
Gerund: underwhelming

Imperative
underwhelm
underwhelm
Present
I underwhelm
you underwhelm
he/she/it underwhelms
we underwhelm
you underwhelm
they underwhelm
Preterite
I underwhelmed
you underwhelmed
he/she/it underwhelmed
we underwhelmed
you underwhelmed
they underwhelmed
Present Continuous
I am underwhelming
you are underwhelming
he/she/it is underwhelming
we are underwhelming
you are underwhelming
they are underwhelming
Present Perfect
I have underwhelmed
you have underwhelmed
he/she/it has underwhelmed
we have underwhelmed
you have underwhelmed
they have underwhelmed
Past Continuous
I was underwhelming
you were underwhelming
he/she/it was underwhelming
we were underwhelming
you were underwhelming
they were underwhelming
Past Perfect
I had underwhelmed
you had underwhelmed
he/she/it had underwhelmed
we had underwhelmed
you had underwhelmed
they had underwhelmed
Future
I will underwhelm
you will underwhelm
he/she/it will underwhelm
we will underwhelm
you will underwhelm
they will underwhelm
Future Perfect
I will have underwhelmed
you will have underwhelmed
he/she/it will have underwhelmed
we will have underwhelmed
you will have underwhelmed
they will have underwhelmed
Future Continuous
I will be underwhelming
you will be underwhelming
he/she/it will be underwhelming
we will be underwhelming
you will be underwhelming
they will be underwhelming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underwhelming
you have been underwhelming
he/she/it has been underwhelming
we have been underwhelming
you have been underwhelming
they have been underwhelming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underwhelming
you will have been underwhelming
he/she/it will have been underwhelming
we will have been underwhelming
you will have been underwhelming
they will have been underwhelming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underwhelming
you had been underwhelming
he/she/it had been underwhelming
we had been underwhelming
you had been underwhelming
they had been underwhelming
Conditional
I would underwhelm
you would underwhelm
he/she/it would underwhelm
we would underwhelm
you would underwhelm
they would underwhelm
Past Conditional
I would have underwhelmed
you would have underwhelmed
he/she/it would have underwhelmed
we would have underwhelmed
you would have underwhelmed
they would have underwhelmed
Translations

underwhelm

[ˈʌndəˈwelm] VT (hum) → impresionar muy poco
this left us somewhat underwhelmedeso apenas nos impresionó
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