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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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Some fans claimed they were 'engrossed' by the match, but many others admitted that they were just completely underwhelmed by what they were seeing.
"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."
"Underwhelmed by flotilla, detested bunting, despaired at mindless flag-waving loons.
SO Joe Anderson (11.5.12) advises he is underwhelmed by Her Majesty's speech to Parliament and then endeavours to cherry-pick items he considers to his parties political advantage.
Roy is a good professional and has experience, but I am seriously underwhelmed by his potential appointment.
The teaser trailer has now debuted on the web and I have to say I'm a little underwhelmed by the motioncapture animation on display here.
A lot of Villa supporters seem underwhelmed by the fact he will take over from Martin O''Neill and I can understand why they feel that way.
I HAVE to say that there was a time when I was totally underwhelmed by the prospect of the 2012 London Olympics.
We love great places as much as anyone, but the list of 1,000 such places in Massachusetts - just released by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission - has us both overwhelmed and underwhelmed.
BUSINESSES will be looking for headlinegrabbing incentives in this year's budget but are likely to be left underwhelmed according to experts.
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.
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.