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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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Analysts estimate at maximum only 125,000 Xoom tablets were sold in its first few months of availability, and Samsung itself admitted the Tab's sales were quite underwhelming.
REVELATIONS: Until now the leaks have been distinctly underwhelming
A weeklong run by San Francisco Ballet included repertoire and the highly anticipated, if underwhelming, New York premiere of Mark Morris' Sylvia.
NOT a vintage day for good films, but an absolute world-beater for underwhelming ones.
In opting instead for Rod Stewart's underwhelming hit Sailing , Coun O'Neill deserved to be criticised for making a mockery of a sombre occasion.
I've been wondering a lot lately why an approach to artmaking dedicated to social interaction has generated so much underwhelming art.
The rest was underwhelming, with jittering frontman Rob Harvey lacking any rapport with fans.
Its annual report needed to reflect this wide range of roles without overwhelming readers and underwhelming investors.
In this underwhelming time of pop stars packaged to the demands of an industry, image seems to be more of a concern than actual singing ability--with a few exceptions.
My proposal last October that we should cut and run from Iraq on a fixed date was greeted with such underwhelming response as to put it on life support.
However, the friend I was driving with found the Cayenne underwhelming.
But Tony's underwhelming reaction to winning hammered in the final nail.
Undaunted by the underwhelming success of self-heating cans with anyone other than starving squaddies, they are now looking at whether the technology can be harnessed for civilian use.
The most underwhelming piece of deregulation we have seen so far is the following:
Frustrated with underwhelming first-generation games, players want to know: Will the real PlayStation please stand up?