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underwhelm

verb un·der·whelm \-ˈhwelm, -ˈwelm\

: to fail to impress (someone)

Full Definition of UNDERWHELM

transitive verb
:  to fail to impress or stimulate <the movie underwhelmed most reviewers>

Origin of UNDERWHELM

under + overwhelm
First Known Use: 1948

Rhymes with UNDERWHELM

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