underwhelm


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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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"I was left feeling totally underwhelmed by the present designs, I think something a lot more pioneering and interesting should be built.
He's not doing anything!' I fear they're underwhelmed."
Posh was seemed underwhelmed by the action though, for she spent the whole time talking to a female pal.
When one expects Vikings and barbarians and simply finds civilization, you'd expect to be underwhelmed. "Tarantula Tide" follows Jack as he finds himself vacationing in Shetland, a land with a history far more interesting than its present.
Gray, a professor of atmospheric science who issues well-publicized annual hurricane forecasts, seems singularly underwhelmed. "It's a terrible paper," he told the Boston Globe, "one of the worst I've ever looked at."
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. Despite its tightly drawn curves, lightweight aluminum structure, high performance potential and surprising rear hatch, this new Jaguar looks like a badge-engineered Aston Martin DB9 with an ersatz Jaguar E-Type/Ford Taurus nose cone.
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.
Rais and others were underwhelmed. Some leading criticisms of Mr.
"I'm a little underwhelmed by the NHANES data," Ridker told SCIENCE NEWS.
Apple analysts have been underwhelmed so far with information coming out regarding the supposed iPhone 11 that's expected to launch in September this year.
The game comes a week early for Shanghai's newest recruit Didier Drogba, leaving fans to remain underwhelmed by the contribution of Nicolas Anelka, who has yet to make any impact.
Roy is a good professional and has experience, but I am seriously underwhelmed by his potential appointment.
It's atmospheric in parts, and sometimes chilling, but overall the game leaves you a bit underwhelmed. VERDICT: