underwhelming


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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).

underwhelming

(ˌʌndəˈwɛlmɪŋ)
adj
failing to make a positive impact or impression; disappointing
Translations

underwhelming

[ˌʌndəˈwelmɪŋ] ADJ (hum) [response, applause] → poco entusiasta; [results, performance] → poco satisfactorio
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