Definitions

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  • adj. Insufficiently examined; overlooked.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ examined

Examples

  • A big underexamined reason why the housing market got blown into a huge bubble is that ‘house’ used to mean building for people to live in but got conflated into ‘building for people and massive amounts of stuff’.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Wage Stagnation Debate

  • Detailing the underexamined conflict between the pro-Union Jayhawkers and pro-slavery Bushwhackers along the Kansas/Missouri border, the film focuses on friends Jack Bull Chiles (Skeet Ulrich) and Jake Roedel (The Ice Storm vet Tobey Maguire) as they wrestle with battle, romance and death.

    Brad Balfour: Oscar-Winning Director Ang Lee Enjoys Two Retrospectives

  • Theodore Corbett has observed that the emergence of resort life is an underexamined historical transformation of the nineteenth century with far-reaching implications.

    James Warren: This Week In Magazines: Helping the Ill with Robots and an Academic Classic - Gays and Coastal Resorts

  • From the beginning of virtual world scholarship, the “gods” of these worlds — the MUD creators, the game companies, the people with their fingers on the on/off switch — have been definingly important yet curiously underexamined pieces of the ethnographic puzzle.

    June 2009

  • Fear of the idiot's stigma is underexamined as an explanation of why people do what they do.

    Don't Call Me Stupid, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In every case, media issues went unexamined, underexamined or studied with little sense of purpose.

    Robert McChesney's "Communication Revolution"

  • Even within the generally underexamined election law sub-field of election administration, voter registration is an especially underexamined topic.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Thus the right-leaning blogs exhaustively pursue second-order distractions -- John Kerry always providing useful material -- while leaving underexamined more fundamental issues, say, Iraq.

    Here we go again

  • Reviewed by Benjamin Schwarz ( "An Exquisite Slogger," January/February 2005) "In this book about the cultural ramifications of economic failure in nineteenth-century America, Sandage has taken on an important and underexamined subject and scrutinized it in inventive ways, using unexpected and largely unmined sources."

    Books in Brief

  • In this book about the cultural ramifications of economic failure in nineteenth-century America, Sandage has taken on an important and underexamined subject and scrutinized it in inventive ways, using unexpected and largely unmined sources.

    An Exquisite Slogger

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