[ US /ˈəndɝpɝˌfɔɹmɝ/ ]
  1. a business that is less successful than expected
  2. a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates
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How To Use underperformer In A Sentence

  • The IT sector, down 1.6 percent, was the biggest underperformer, followed by the materials and telecoms.
  • The policy was intended to weed out underperformers and build a sense of teamwork.
  • Canada is a famous underperformer in the creation of interesting news, so much so that the New Republic once pronounced “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative” (the actual title of a column by the late New York Times panjandrum Flora Lewis) the most boring headline in human history. Matthew Yglesias » Worthwhile Canadian Initiative?
  • Soon he may take a critical look at underperformers in the Gillette stable too.
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