underachiever

[ UK /ˌʌndəɹɐt‍ʃˈiːvɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝəˌtʃivɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates
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How To Use underachiever In A Sentence

  • Unfortunately for our beloved Sean Elliott, the Spurs are notoriously soft underachievers come playoff time.
  • And yes, even the players acknowledge the team is a perennial underachiever.
  • Pshaw: who wants to be the quirky underachiever? Times, Sunday Times
  • Parents of chronic underachievers are also likely to link large rewards to unrealistic improvements in performance, such as straight As for a child who has been making Ds and Fs for the last two yean. The Unmotivated Child
  • Conor O'Neill is your typical underachiever, a good-looking, sulky drifter who's a ticket scalper and a gambler on the wrong side of the dice.
  • Schools are mollycoddling pupils, producing a generation of unhealthy underachievers, the government's education agency has warned.
  • His presence goes a long way toward explaining why the Seahawks have gone from early-season underachievers to playoff contenders.
  • Sales managers aren't likely to be impressed with this self-proclaimed underachiever.
  • She Googled me, looked at my website, and wrote something along the lines of, "Wow you're so accomplished! I'm the greatest underachiever of all time.
  • The other is a chronic underachiever, undependable, disreputable, a thoroughly wild child.
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