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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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However, the reluctance of Theresa May to engage in a live TV debate with him is equally underwhelming.
It was okay, had some genuine stars and reached the occasional heights, but overall the sense is one of underwhelming disappointment.
It is too early to say that the underwhelming growth of recent years constitutes a new trend.
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.
They chose a little from both columns, and the results are decidedly underwhelming.
A weeklong run by San Francisco Ballet included repertoire and the highly anticipated, if underwhelming, New York premiere of Mark Morris' Sylvia.
IF you've been greeted with an underwhelming reception after your team severed their links with the self-styled best receiver in the game, then posting the second-best tally of the week on your debut is a pretty good way to start.
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.
This little number was distinctly underwhelming compared to Naomi's flame-red frock.