Recent Examples of underachiever from the Web
Sala was a first-class underachiever who planned to move from high school into a military career, possibly following his father, grandfather and great-grandfather into the Coast Guard.
Get rid of, as quickly as possible, the underachievers and mopers and fool’s gold who didn’t pan out under scrutiny.
So did Franco, another supremely talented underachiever.
Injuries and underachievers are the bane of a fantasy baseball owner's existence -- especially when one player fits both categories.
Jane Levy and Zachary Levi also star in the comedy about an underachiever working at a weapons manufacturer.
Despite some positive signs this week, Gordon and Eric Hosmer have been the two biggest underachievers when compared to expectation and salary.
Norman Oppenheimer is a late-in-life underachiever who will not give up.
Matt Leinart, the former USC and Mater Dei quarterback who this week was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, is viewed as an underachiever by some because Leinart did not have a long, successful career in the NFL.
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First Known Use of underachiever
UNDERACHIEVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underachiever for English Language Learners
: someone (such as a student or athlete) who does not perform as well or work as hard as he or she can
Medical Definition of underachiever
: a person (as a student) who fails to attain a predicted level of achievement or does not do as well as expected
underachieve\-ˈchēv\ intransitive verb
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