underachievement

[ UK /ˌʌndəɹɐt‍ʃˈiːvmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
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  • Cecil Newton wouldn't have tried to sell his kid's skills if there wasn't a market for it, and the chronic academic underachievement at some programs makes the term student-athlete'' an oxymoron on their campuses. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • Underachievement often leads to unemployment and long-term disengagement, which is a vicious cycle and it is difficult to come out from such an entrapment. Tower Hamlets: Labour produces its intriguing new mayoral shortlist
  • Neither realms are renowned for rewarding mediocrity and underachievement.
  • He knows that he carries much of the responsibility for his latest club's current underachievement.
  • Anthony Cronin's telling portrait of the time, Dead as Doornails, portrays the boozy pub-centred milieu as a place where the attitude and drinking seemed nihilistic and alcoholism and underachievement were rife.
  • These children exhibited significant problems of scholastic underachievement, without any evidence of mental subnormality, learning difficulty or any behavioural or emotional disorder.
  • In school-age children, depression can manifest as underachievement and withdrawal from activities.
  • Why is the Executive not waging war on underachievement among the underprivileged in our schools?
  • Add to this a calamitous exit from the final Champions League qualifier and an early end to their Carling Cup campaign and it has been underachievement all the way.
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