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underreact

[uhn-der-ree-akt] /ˌʌn dər riˈækt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to react with less than the expected or appropriate emotion.
Origin of underreact
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; under- + react
Related forms
underreaction, noun
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