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underwhelm

tv. & in. to fail to impress (someone). As we were being under whelmed by a buxom soprano, my thoughts drifted to more pleasant matters.
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He signed some absolute dross at Liverpool, and although he will have more options with England I am underwhelmed full stop.
The Big Price Drop has left me simultaneously underwhelmed and a bit baffled" Adam Leyland, Editor
BUSINESSES will be looking for headlinegrabbing incentives in this year's budget but are likely to be left underwhelmed according to experts.
She's underwhelmed by the choice of tacky 1980s meringue dresses that Mo finds for her to try on, she's worried that Sean won't be able to keep his fists down long enough to give her away, and then there's the small problem of Bradley wanting Max to be his best man.
Considering the fact we were facing the prospect of a completely new administration just days ago, voters may be forgiven for being underwhelmed by Rhodri Morgan's new cabinet.
Somehow this news item leaves me feeling a little underwhelmed.
Long-trumpeted by Labour, having dumped the all-party Richard Commission recommendations, we were underwhelmed when the Government of Wales Bill 'fast tracking with veto' was tested last year and we remain underwhelmed now.
Asked how much his own incarcerations helped straighten him out, Downey sounded underwhelmed.
Gray, a professor of atmospheric science who issues well-publicized annual hurricane forecasts, seems singularly underwhelmed.
When they bought their first home in 2000, Massenberg had expected a windfall of tax breaks but was underwhelmed by the $13,000 in property taxes and few hundred a month in interest payments that were deductible.
Unlike those who fawned over Jaguar's thinly disguised XK replacement at the North American International Auto Show, I am underwhelmed.
No wonder last week's garden owner was underwhelmed by the results.
MI5 files released today to the National Archives show that the British Communist Party leader Harry Pollitt was distinctly underwhelmed by members like WH Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis.
In fact, apart from my first sight of Symphony in C (with the original Paris east minus Tamara Toumanova) under its French nom de guerre of Le Palais de cristal, and with those fancy Leonor Fini designs, I was totally underwhelmed.
But MTV execs were initially underwhelmed by the film, which stars Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in an interracial love stow/dance fest, and finally took it on only after Par execs and producers Robert Cort and David Madden showed MTV a rough cut at a test screening in New York.