underact

verb un·der·act \ ˌən-dər-ˈakt \

Definition of underact

: to perform (a dramatic part) with restraint for effect : underplay
: to perform feebly or with restraint

First Known Use of underact

circa 1623

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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