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underachievement

Definitions

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  • n. An achievement that is less than expected; underperformance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)

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Examples

  • Black underachievement is blamed on White oppression.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

  • Last week, at the Conservative party conference, deputy headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh declared: Black underachievement is due in part to the chaos of our classrooms, and in part to the accusation of racism.

    Britain's divided schools: a disturbing portrait of inequality

  • One year later the Downing Street policy unit concluded, in a report entitled Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market, that “the old picture of white success and ethnic underachievement is now out of date”.

    Archive 2005-02-20

  • Their underachievement is a mystery—to their parents, their teachers, and themselves.

    The Unmotivated Child

  • At 42, Clarke was thought to be on the downward slope of a career that has been full of highlights in team competitions such as the Ryder Cup but characterized by underachievement in individual events.

    The Seattle Times

  • Benmosche had assigned Peter Hancock to lead Chartis, replacing Kristian Moor who was denied his full bonus because of what the company called "underachievement of certain financial metrics" in a March regulatory filing.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Benmosche assigned Peter Hancock to lead Chartis, replacing Kristian Moor who was denied his full bonus because of what the company called "underachievement of certain financial metrics" in a March regulatory filing.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Couldn't mismatches between problem solving approaches (insight vs. non-insight) contribute to school-related struggles and so-called underachievement?

    Eide Neurolearning Blog

  • I think I won some kind of underachievement award.

    insecurities reunited

  • A country so dejected by its team's underachievement swooned at the thought of Capello meting out overdue punishment but it was not his task to bring about a reckoning with anyone for events before his arrival.

    Fabio Capello: The feared ogre who became England's nurturer | Kevin McCarra

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