transitive verb

: to take a reading below the correct reading of (a test) : to read (as a temperature, measurement, or weight) as lower than that actually registered
: to read with less than full or due understanding, appreciation, or alertness
underread the poets whose reputations they wish to demolishF. A. Pottle

Word History


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“Underread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underread. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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