from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Failing to interest; usually used in response to something that was presented as exciting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Less interesting than expected; dull.
  • adj. Smaller than expected or hoped.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Bossier City and Shreveport turned out in underwhelming numbers last night - maybe 30 or 40 people in front of Buffalo Wild Wings at the Louisiana Boardwalk, and those were probably shoppers passing by.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The top-notch board proposals are likely to bolster Actelion's attempt to win over shareholder support ahead of its annual general meeting next month to back its go-alone strategy as some investors are skeptical about the quality of Elliott Advisors' board nominees, which some analysts have described as "underwhelming."

    Actelion Makes Board Move

  • That night, Huntsman called his underwhelming performance a "ticket to ride," but it was clear he wouldn't do well in South Carolina, where he polled in dead last, even behind Stephen Colbert, who isn't on the ballot or running for president

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Ales Kotalik, whose time in Calgary since coming to the team in the Feb. 1 trade could be best described as underwhelming, scored before the three-minute mark.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • Kraft blasts 'underwhelming' Cadbury defence defence against its £10.4 billion hostile bid as "underwhelming", after the - Business News

  • Plus, the special effects were underwhelming, which isn't a crime, but the glitter body was sooo cheesy.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • A Copa Libertadores which can best be described as underwhelming for Argentina's representatives so far continued in frustrating fashion on Wednesday night, as Lanús, who were looking for their first win to take them off the bottom of group 6, crossed the Andes.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts

  • Afterward, IceRays coach Brent Hughes met with his players for more than 30 minutes following a performance that could be charitably described as underwhelming from top to bottom.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories

  • I say "only" like the prospect of new material from Magnapop is ever going to be underwhelming, which is, of course, wrong.

    No Rock And Roll Fun

  • The other CB spot, that could be termed underwhelming, but the rest is overwhelming IMO.


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