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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While investors have sent the stock down 29% in the past year, citing concerns about Amazon (AMZN), FedEx's sluggish integration of TNT Express, and underwhelming cash flow, these are not quite the threats they appear, he contends.
However, after an underwhelming year on-loan at Fulham, the Dutch defender now faces his own transfer dilemma as he weighs up the next step in his career.
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Because till now the offering has been a touch underwhelming.
| Benji the original underwhelming According to the legend, the Irish soldiers retreated over the River Shannon and burnt all the bridges.
"[Siya] yung talagang hinahanap namin." Murphy, who replaced an underwhelming and hurt AZ Reid, scored 37 points in the losing effort.
If the sum total of five weeks of governance is encapsulated in reduced protocol, potpourri of task forces, Governor's Houses flung open, a near-farcical vehicular auction at the PM House and a mini-budget that prostrates at the feet of auto industry and property dons, then the underwhelming is overwhelming in its impact.
Jeremy Corbyn's leadership credentials are, to say the least, underwhelming.